Undergraduate Secondary Teacher Training
Honours Degree with QTS, September 2023
- 3 Years
- 96 Typical UCAS Tariff
If you’re hoping to become a secondary school teacher in English, Maths, Science with Physics, Chemistry or biology, Religious Education, PE or Humanities you could qualify within three years through this undergraduate degree route.
Our BA (Hons) Secondary Teaching (QTS) courses offer you a gateway into the teaching profession as a qualified secondary teacher with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), allowing you to teach in England and Wales.
Develop your knowledge and learn the art of teaching
You will study a range of undergraduate subject specific and pedagogical modules that build on your current knowledge as you learn the practical, professional, and academic skills of teaching.
You will also spend in total a 120 days of the course on school placement developing your practice in order to become an inspirational secondary teacher.
Proud history of teacher training
Newman University has been training teachers for over 50 years and we look to train employable professionals who can make a difference.
You will be taught by experienced education specialists and our dedication to small teaching groups allows you develop strong professional relationships with the University teaching team. You will also be supported by our strong relationships with our local partner schools.
On this course you will:
- Be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status which allows you teach in secondary schools in England and Wales.
- Understand fundamental areas of your chosen subject as well as effective ways to teach the subject within a classroom environment.
- Provide you with the skills and knowledge to become an outstanding and professional teacher.
- Develop your skills and abilities in both a subject and pedagogical context and through dedicated placements in secondary schools make connections between the theories and your applied practice.
- Be provided with a range of enhancement opportunities to support your training and development.
For further details about any of the courses we have available please email Liz on firstname.lastname@example.org
English with Secondary Education (QTS)
English demands creativity, passion for literature and a deep understanding of the technicalities of language. In order to teach the subject, you will need to be able to examine the mechanics of language and literature and be able to make these intelligible to children. The course will give a thorough grounding in the subjects required by the English National Curriculum alongside a critical review of alternative approaches to teaching English.
Mathematics with Secondary Education (QTS)
Mathematics gives practical and theoretical ideas for the teaching of mathematics. It gives space to discuss the variety of approaches which can be used in the secondary mathematics classroom. You will develop an understanding of problem solving including creative and logical approaches to the subject. Combining theory and practice, you will investigate the nature of a mathematics curriculum and be able to plan, deliver and assess effective lessons. This course aims to allow you to become a dynamic teacher of mathematics who uses varied approaches to ensure pupil success.
Science with Physics with Secondary Education (QTS)
This course provides the practical, professional, and academic skills needed to prepare you to become a science teacher.
You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills within a real-world school setting, with dedicated placements that allow you to gain vital experience.
You will develop an understanding of science pedagogical practice to educate young people in a range of learning environments.
The course will build on your existing knowledge of physics and provide the opportunity to develop a sound academic foundation on which you will build your teaching skills.
Religious Education with Secondary Education (QTS)
Physical Education with Secondary Education (QTS)
Our Physical Education course provides the practical, professional, and academic skills that are needed to prepare you to become a secondary school PE teacher.
You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills within a real-world school setting, with dedicated placements that allow you to gain vital experience ahead of your teaching career.
You will develop an understanding of the pedagogical practice to physically educate young people in a range of learning environments.
The course will build on your existing knowledge of sport activity and provide the opportunity to develop a sound academic foundation on which you will build your teaching skills.
Launching for September 2023 start, subject to validation
BA (Hons) Humanities (History, Geography and RE) with Secondary Education (QTS)
Apply via UCAS – X13H
BA (Hons) Science (with Biology) with Secondary Education (QTS)
Apply via UCAS – X13D
BA (Hons) Science (with Chemistry) with Secondary Education (QTS)
Apply via UCAS – X13S
More information to be provided soon, please contact the Faculty of Education directly if you have any immediate questions email@example.com
The Undergraduate programme has both a pedagogical and practical aspect. Over the three years you will have regular placements, equating to a minimum of 120* days in school, where you will develop your understanding of the subject alongside the professional skills required to teach.
In addition to your main school placements, you will have the opportunity to experience post-16 education, primary school settings and alternative placements. Furthermore, you will develop the skills required to enhance your own professional understanding and develop your own areas of professional interest.
*120 days in school maybe subject to change by the DfE.
The Department for Education is offering a Levelling Up Premium worth up to £3,000 tax-free annually for maths, physics, chemistry and computing teachers working in disadvantaged schools in England, for the first 5 years of their career.
Eligible teachers will be able to claim payments each year in academic years 2022/23 to 2024/25. Higher payments will be offered to teachers working in Education Investment Areas and the most disadvantaged schools nationally.
Find out more about the scheme and the eligibility criteria here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/levelling-up-premium-payments-for-teachers
Introduction to professional academic studies – 20 credits
Introduction to teaching and learning – 20 credits
Subject knowledge and pedagogy – 20 credits
Planning for learning and subject delivery – 20 credits
Understanding Professional Practice – 40 credits
4 weeks of experience KS3 (20 days)
Developing academic and professional studies – 20 credits
Inclusive Teaching and Learning – 20 credits
Subject knowledge and pedagogy Stage 2 – 20 credits
Planning for learning and subject delivery Stage 2 – 20 credits
Policy to Practice in Secondary Education: Managing the classroom – 40 credits
6 weeks of experience KS3 & 4 (30 days)
Independent researcher (dissertation) – 40 credits
Teacher formation – 20 credits
Leading learning in subject – 20 credits
Reflective practice and assessment against the themes – 40 credits
12 weeks of experience KS3 & 4 + Post-16
A Level 3 qualification in the named degree subject area, for example A Level English for Secondary Education English 11-16 with Post 16 enhancement (with recommendation for QTS).
The University accepts appropriate T Levels as part of its usual entry requirements.
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or above (or recognised equivalents). Please be aware that whilst these GCSEs are not mandatory at application point, these qualifications must be obtained by enrolment. See our page on additional GCSE Equivalency test information.
School experience is not a requirement for entry to the programme. However, having experience in a school will support your preparation for training as a teacher.
At interview you will be asked about any experiences that you have with school aged children and your understanding of teaching within your chosen age range. The quality and variety of your personal statement is an important factor in the decision to call you to interview.
You will need to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and meet the requirements for fitness to train to teach prior to starting the course and be assured against a set of fundamental maths and English skills by the end of your PGCE. For more information on your DBS application please visit the How do I complete my DBS form advice page.
For full entry requirements please see our admission requirements page.
Newman University is not licenced by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.
Applying Direct Option
You can apply direct to Newman University for this course if you have not previously applied to Newman University through UCAS and you are not applying to any other universities.
Simply click on this Direct Application links in the Overview to do this.
N.B. when first accessing the direct application portal you will need to enter ‘New User’ account details.
If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form
The full-time course fee for September 2023 is £9,250 per year.
The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for entry into this programme. Find out more about completing the DBS application form and the related additional costs that you will incur.
General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses
To ensure that the course content is as up-to-date and relevant to current teaching theory and practice as possible, this course will be re-validated at least every five years or sooner, if external changes require it.
Work-related placements in school and visits to other education settings will require some travel. Placements may be up to 1.5hrs hour from a student’s term-time address.
If you are interested in working in Catholic schools or simply wish to keep options open for the future then why not consider the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies? Past students have found it extremely helpful regardless of religious belief. For more information please visit the webpage or contact course leader Eamonn Elliot directly firstname.lastname@example.org
General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses