Become a specialist science and mathematics teacher at secondary level. Combine an honours degree and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so you can begin your career immediately following the three year course.
Three A-levels at grades BCC or above
Or BTEC triple grades DMM or above
And GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or grade C or above
A Maths and/or Science post 16 qualification
This is a new course for 2022
UCAS code SSAM
Duration Three years full-time or up to six years part-timeHow to apply for this course
This BEd (Hons) Secondary Education with Sciences and Maths (with QTS) will provide you with a direct route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and an oportunity to explore your favourite subject specialism in depth. In just three years you'll be ready to join the highly rewarding career of teaching as a science and maths teacher.
A recent poll of 14-18 year-olds by the British Science Association found that 59% are more tempted by careers in science than they were prior to the pandemic. Famous scientist Professor Brian Cox has predicted that the pandemic will create “a new generation of scientists”. Be part of this and help create the new generation of mathematicians and scientists by becoming a teacher.
Across the three years you'll learn to be a specialist in science and maths, learn how to best teach your specialism and learn to be a teacher. These things will be explored through lectures, practical workshops, seminars, and school-based training and fieldwork activities.
You'll develop a wide range of subject knowledge to help you to encourage all pupils to become curious about the world around them, including biological, physical, and chemical sciences and real world maths. You'll also gain knowledge of pupil development and the professional attributes you'll need to become a great teacher. You'll study the theory, and you'll get the practice required to earn QTS.
Theoretical and practical subject knowledge are taught at the University, and you'll combine this with knowledge and skills earned though practice based modules in various schools. Through school based placements in our partnership schools and placements in other educational settings, trainees enjoy ample contact with qualified teachers and pupils.
You'll develop a deep knowledge of your subject and the ability to pass your passion for sciences and maths to the pupils. This will be though innovative and practical teaching practices, enabling you to instill curiosity and teach the real world application of science and maths to your pupils, promoting a love of learning.
Keep your subject options open as your start your journey to become a teacher
Marjon education graduates are the highest earning teachers in the South West and Wales (DFE LEO, 2018)
Over 95% of our secondary trained teachers are employed in teaching jobs - above the sector average
We provide excellent role models in initial teacher training, promoting the involvement of outstanding teachers and specialist leaders in working with our trainees
Superb links with our partnership schools throughout the South West, London and overseas
Long and established history of teacher education – we've been training teachers for over 180 years
How to integrate technical, practical, problem solving learning in the classroom
How to engage inquisitive students who love to understand about life, the universe and everything
How science and maths can be used to provide solutions to today’s challenges
How teachers develop a rapport with children and channel their interest
How to understand how things work or predict how they might change
How pupils learn in a digital world
BEd (Hons) Secondary Education with Sciences and Maths (with QTS) is fully focused on enabling you to become a teacher of the sciences and maths in a secondary school. Our students quickly find teaching positions due to our excellent reputation, strong links with partner schools and large numbers of Marjon alumni in senior positions, who respect the high quality of our training.
Science and Maths teachers are in high demand in secondary schools. On completion of this BEd (Hons) Secondary Education with Sciences and Maths (with QTS) you will be a fully qualified teacher and you may also choose to specialise in one of these subjects, or do an enhancement in Primary or Special Education, to enhance your employability as an early career teacher (ECT).
Over 90% of our trainees go on to secure teaching posts locally, nationally or abroad which is above national rate. Others go on to further postgraduate study or research posts within Higher Education. Some of our trainees have gone on to establish themselves as freelance specialist teachers in their field of expertise or work in industry.
“ The BEd Secondary Education with Science and Maths brings together practice, policy and research. You'll explore current curriculum topics though wider professional lens. You'll undertake independent research as well as subject specific studies focused on the theory and professional practice of teaching science and maths, getting pupils to think about how science and maths can be used to provide solutions to today's challenge. ”
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,000 per annum
Collaborative learning, critical reflection and a strong culture of support underpin the BEd, and trainees will enjoy a stimulating and effective learning environment from start to finish.
You will have a school based training in each year of the course inclsuing your professional year with minimum of 120 days in school intwo block placements. Teaching methods includes lectures, seminars, lab work, fieldwork, workshops, conferences, tutorials, independent study or research and school based training.
Opportunites to be part of a visiting writer seminar and workshops add depth to your experience.
Assessment relates to the development of your teaching practice in schools. It includes portfolios, presentations, essays, blogs, portfolios, exams, practical skills assessment, teaching practice and a final research project.
Julie has taught in secondary schools in Devon, Cornwall and Sussex and has worked as a Head of Dept for the LEA education department advisory service. She has been training teachers for over 10 years.View full profile
Jonathan’s career as a history teacher has spanned over 25 years, working in secondary schools in Sussex, Suffolk and Cornwall. Previously, he has worked for Cornwall LEA as an Advanced Skills Teacher, supporting history departments, NQTs and recent entrants to the teaching profession across the county. He is a Teacher Fellow of the Historical Association.
Jodie teaches on our teacher training courses, specialising in primary science as well as supporting students on placement. She also supporting primary colleagues across the city through her work with Plymouth Science.
Claire is an experienced secondary teacher and lecturer with a passion for literature of all kinds. From Shakespearean tragedy to the powerful performance poetry of Kate Tempest, Claire’s fervent enthusiasm for the infinite varieties of English pervades every aspect of the English degree. She is particularly interested in poetry, identity, language and social place and is currently completing her PhD here at Marjon. It focuses on the formation and evolution of trainee and early career teachers' professional identities.
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Tara specialises in teaching primary mathematics and is also currently involved with an international project about making maths more accessible to primary aged children and their parents.
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Emily is a certified Forensic Anthropologist (FA-III) with a range of forensic casework experience. Her teaching focuses on equipping students with the practical skills they need to work in the forensics sector. Her research interests include the use of orbital remote sensing platforms to locate human mass graves.
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Linda is a biochemist with over thirty years’ experience of in research and deployments of new technologies.
Hannah Wood studied Applied Sports Science & Coaching (with ICT), then took a PGCE in Secondary Physical Education and a Masters in Education (all at Marjon). She then taught for ten years and now teaches at Marjon, mostly working with trainee PE teachers. One of her main research interests is in mentor and mentee relationships; expectations, roles and responsibilities of each; a passion that she brings to the course recognising the often informal mentoring role that PE teachers particularly can play in young people’s lives.