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Undergraduate Secondary Teacher Training

Honours Degree with QTS, September 2025

Key Details

  • 3 Years
  • TBC Typical UCAS Tariff
Secondary RE Teacher

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 e.plummer@newman.ac.uk

We continue to accept applications for September 2023. Applications to join us in 2024 can be submitted on UCAS from this September.

 

English with Secondary Education (QTS)

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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) 

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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)

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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)

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Physical Education with Secondary Education (QTS)

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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.

 

BA (Hons) Humanities (History, Geography and RE) with Secondary Education (QTS)
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Humanities encompasses the disciplines of Geography, History and RE as well as the commonalities that unite all of them. Whilst each of these subjects has its own separate identity, all of them are broadly about studying aspects of life and the human experience.

You will develop an understanding of the individual character of each of the three subjects and how to teach the substantive knowledge (content) of them as well as the disciplinary knowledge (skills) related to each.

The course aims to give you a grounding in each of the three subjects, but also allow you to choose a primary specialism from amongst them in order to equip you as both a specialist but also someone who can teach out of their subject.

 

BA (Hons) Science (with Biology) with Secondary Education (QTS)
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This course provides the practical, professional, and academic skills needed to prepare you to become a science teacher whilst undertaking a focussed undergraduate Biology curriculum.

The course will build on your existing knowledge of Biology and provide the opportunity to develop a sound academic foundation on which you will build your teaching skills.

You will develop your skills within a real-world school setting, with dedicated placements that allow you to apply and demonstrate your understanding of science pedagogical practice to educate young people in a range of learning environments.

 

More information to be provided soon, please contact the Faculty of Education directly if you have any immediate questions SecondaryProgrammes@newman.ac.uk

 

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

Module Titles

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

8 weeks of experience KS3 & 4 (40 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

The Department for Education has announced the financial incentives for ITT courses. You can find out more about this here.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for 2025 entry TBC

Course Fees

Course fees for 2025 entry TBC

Additional Costs

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.

 

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

 

 

Additional Information

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 e.w.elliott@newman.ac.uk

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses