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Sheffield Hallam University

Science with Education and Qualified Teacher Status

UCAS Code: XFC0

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


60 credits with at least 45 at level 3 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course. Typically at least 30 level 3 credits should be in science; more than 30 credits and/or study from a variety of the three science specialisms would be an advantage.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4, or equivalent* Mathematics at grade C or 4, or equivalent* Two GCSEs in Science (or a double award) at grade C or 4, or equivalent* * GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are: • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk * GCSE science equivalents are: • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk • OCR National Level 2 Science • BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science

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This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 32 points in a science subject or 48 points from a dual award or two separate sciences. For example: BBC at A Level including a relevant subject(s). DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by training to become a teacher of biology, chemistry or physics.

• Develop a deep understanding of science, and learn how to communicate it effectively.
• Attain Qualified Teacher Status after just three years.
• Graduate with extensive hands-on teaching experience.
• Benefit from a 90%+ course employment record.
• Hone your knowledge and specialise in one scientific area.

Develop a broad understanding of all three sciences and cultivate depth in your specialist subject, whilst gaining the practical experience and theory you need to teach effectively. You graduate with Qualified Teacher Status, ready to inspire the next generation in a subject with a national shortage of qualified teachers.

**How you learn**

This course encourages the application of your scientific and teaching knowledge in real settings. You undertake 24 weeks placement across two or more secondary schools, reinforced by diverse and enriching lessons from our highly experienced science and education tutors. You acquire a specialist knowledge of science, and the rounded expertise required to effectively teach it.

You learn through:

• dual academic emphasis on science and education
• 24 weeks of in-school experience, starting at one day per week in first year
• longer placements in second and third year
• wide-ranging teaching methods, with collaborative and individual studies
• purpose-built labs that reflect the school environment

**Work placements**

Starting from one day per week in your first year to longer periods in your second and third, you work in schools to gain practical experience vital for teaching. You are assigned a school-based mentor to help develop your practical skills and apply theoretical knowledge, helping you to work up from individual students to full classes. While training, you will always have support available from experienced members of staff in all your classes.

Sheffield Hallam has strong links to regional secondary schools to ensure your training is of the highest quality. Many of our graduates attain full time employment in our partnership placement schools.

**Future careers**

The majority of graduates go directly into employment as fully qualified teachers. Science teachers remain in short supply meaning employment prospects are excellent, with the starting salary in 2017/18 a minimum of £22,917. Transferable skills are also developed throughout the course, allowing for alternative career routes.

This course prepares you for a career in:

• teaching
• academia, as a researcher via Masters level study and PhD
• local authority/voluntary sector worker or researcher
• non-government organisations (NGO) administrative and research posts
• enrichment work with young people
• more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

**Year 1 compulsory modules**
Biology Foundations - 20 credits
Chemistry Foundations - 20 credits
Further Biology - 20 credits
Further Chemistry - 20 credits
Further Physics - 20 credits
Physics Foundations - 20 credits
Practice In The Context Of Learning And Teaching - 20 credits

**Year 2 compulsory modules**
Chemistry In Action (M) - 20 credits
Contemporary Biology (M) - 20 credits
Extending Biology - 20 credits
Extending Chemistry - 20 credits
Extending Physics - 20 credits
School Based Training 1
Turning Points In Physics (M) - 20 credits

**Year 2 elective modules**
Chemistry In Action (S) - 20 credits
Contemporary Biology (S) - 20 credits
Developing Learning And Teaching Within The Curriculum - 20 credits
Subject Investigation A - 20 credits
Turning Points In Physics (S) - 20 credits

**Final year compulsory modules**
School Based Training 2
Science Education In Practice - 20 credits
Subject Specialism: Individual Project - 40 credits
The Nature Of Science And Industry - 20 credits

**Final year elective module**
Professional Studies In Education - 20 credits

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Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

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Department:

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