BSc (Hons) Secondary Mathematics with Science with QTS

Have you always wanted to teach but don’t have a degree? Are you enthusiastic about mathematics and science and want to share your enthusiasm with others? This secondary teacher training course enables you to be fully qualified to teach in two years.

This Initial Teacher Education degree, which is unique in Wales, is an integrated university and secondary school based programme, with a focus on development of subject knowledge and the practical skills required to become an effective and innovative teacher.

With a shortage of secondary school teachers in Mathematics and Science, graduates can expect good job prospects and rapid career progression. Schools need enthusiastic teachers who have a subject specialism, but who can also teach in other disciplines. By offering training in two subjects, employment prospects are excellent. Other pathways are: Mathematics with Science; Science with Mathematics; Science with ICT; Design and Technology. See also our Certificate of Higher Education Introduction to Secondary Teaching course.

What you will study

The programme offers you:

  • A relevant vocational degree that is embedded in classroom practice
  • Small student teacher groups, regular tutorials and a high level of pastoral care
  • Strong collaborative partnerships between the university and local secondary schools
  • Opportunity to undertake your final block school placement in a British International School
  • Delivery by a programme team who have a breadth of experience of working with student teachers in a range of contexts and settings
  • Access to excellent facilities
  • Qualified Teacher Status on completion

At university you will undertake degree level...

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Field trips

Field trips are organised to support the work students do on the course as well as covering Key Stage 3 and 4 topics and Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) concepts that students will be teaching on their block school practical teaching experience and ultimately as qualified teachers.

Recent trips include:

  • Science students visited the Talybont-on-Usk hydro-electric power community project to calculate the amount of energy that could be generated from a fast flowing...
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Work and Study Placements

Mathematics student teachers have the opportunity to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) activities through collaboration with the Smallpeice Trust.

School Placements
The school based element involves block practices where you work with school mentors and university tutors to develop your teaching skills. If you’re fluent in Welsh you may undertake school experience in a Welsh medium school. There is also an opportunity to undertake your final block school placement...

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This course is taught at: Newport City Campus


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  • Full Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2018

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