Honours Degree Mathematics/Chemistry/ Biology/Computer Science/Modern Foreign Languages (QTS Newman)

Course length: 4 years full-time

Overview

Why study Mathematics/Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science?

This innovative course is a collaboration between Aston University and Newman University, two highly respected higher education institutions with expertise in science, mathematics and modern foreign languages and Initial Teacher Education (ITE) respectively. You will gain a thorough understanding of the principles and applications of chemistry, biology, computer science, mathematics or modern foreign languages at Aston University and at Newman University have the opportunity to gain qualified teacher status (QTS), which is required to teach in UK state schools.

In the first two years of the course you will study mathematics/chemistry/biology/computer science/MFL plus your specialist course at Aston University. Mathematics students will understand the need for rigour and proof in mathematics. Within the science courses strong emphasis is placed on the acquisition and development of laboratory skills. Following a successful application in year two, you will transfer to the Initial Teacher Education course to discover and develop the skills required to be an effective and innovative teacher.

In the third year you will work towards gaining qualified teacher status (QTS) at Newman University.

In your fourth year you will further develop your subject knowledge at Aston University.
• Science or Mathematics or computer science Curriculum at Key stages 3 and 4
• Science or Mathematics or computer science Pedagogy
• Classroom Management
• Cross-curricular Issues
• Curriculum Implementation. Leadership and Management in Schools
• Learning Styles

Acceptance on to the single honours course at Aston University does not guarantee acceptance to transfer to the ITE element of the course administered by Newman. It is a government requirement that all applicants for QTS courses are interviewed to assess their suitability for the teaching profession. However, you will be given support and encouragement in your first and second years to aid your application.

Please note: The teacher training segment of the course is subject to NCTL agreement on QTS subject to minimum numbers.

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your subject knowledge at Aston University and be trained as a secondary school teacher at Newman University to inspire those you will teach to aspire to reach their full potential. Secondary mathematics, chemistry, biology or computer science teachers continue to be in short supply through the country.

Contact for Course Enquiries

Aston Univeristy: Ady Yong
Email: a.w.k.yong@aston.ac.uk

Admissions: 0121 204 3668
Email: engineering@aston.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Admission to the Combined Honours programme at Aston usually requires a total of 300-320 (BBB/ABB) points from three A2 levels or two A2 levels and two AS levels. Aston accepts A2 Level General Studies if three A2 levels are taken, or AS General Studies if two A2 levels are taken. You must obtain a minimum pass grade B (A2 level) in either Chemistry or Mathematics for admission to this course.
A successful interview is required in the second year to progress on to the initial teacher education aspect of the course at Newman.

Acceptance on to the single honours course at Aston University does not guarantee acceptance to transfer to the ITE element of the course administered by Newman. It is a government requirement that all applicants for QTS courses are interviewed to assess their suitability for the teaching profession. However, you will be given support and encouragement in your first and second years to aid your application.

Employability

Fees

Fees for academic year *

For the Newman University QTS element of the course:
2016/17: £9,000*

*From 2017/18 tuition fees may rise in line with inflation.

Finance and Bursaries Information

Course structure

Honours Degree Mathematics/Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science/ Modern Foreign Languages

Science or mathematics curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4
Science or mathematics pedagogy
Learning styles
Classroom management
Cross curricular issues
Effective use of ICT in education
Planning, assessment and differentiation strategies
Curriculum implementation
Leadership and management in schools
Health and safety

Courses at Newman are constantly evolving to reflect changes in the field of study. Therefore, modules listed here are indicative and may be subject to change for each academic year.

Course code


Single Honours: 100% Honours Degree Mathematics/Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science/ Modern Foreign Languages

UCAS code:

Please apply direct to Newman for the teaching element

For all enquiries relating to admissions or entry requirements, email us at admissions@newman.ac.uk

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