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Sheffield Hallam University

Secondary Education (Science)

UCAS Code: XFC0
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96-112

% applicants receiving offers

36%

Subjects
  • Biology
  • Others in physical sciences
  • Academic studies in education
Student score
76% LOW
Not Available
78% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Not Available
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
Not Available
£13.6k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any Science subject at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Any Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
96-112

UCAS tariff points (Scotland)
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

36%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Train for a fulfilling career as a science teacher in a subject area that needs more qualified graduates. This course is primarily designed for students who want to teach science at secondary level. You develop an in-depth understanding of the three main sciences in the context of teaching and you spend at least 24 weeks in two or more schools developing your teaching skills and gaining your QTS status. � Enhance your job prospects in a subject area where there is a shortage of teachers. � Study to teach all sciences to Key Stages 3 and 4 and one subject to post-16. � Spend at least 24 weeks in two or more schools developing your teaching skills. � Receive a £9,000 bursary in the third year of the course if you train to teach physics (subject to continuing government funding).

Modules

Successful completion of this course confers Qualified Teacher Studies (QTS). Year 1: chemistry 1; biology 1; physics 1; ICT for science teachers; exploring science education; mathematics for scientists; science in schools; professional standards Year 2 core: chemistry 2; biology 2; physics 2; developing as a teacher; nature of science Year 2 options: the cell industry; the health industry; materials and matter (chemistry); materials and matter (physics); astronomy and cosmology; chemical analysis in context Year 3 covers: education and its application; main subject study and its application; school placement; how children and young adults learn; classroom and behaviour management; curriculum design; corporate life of schools, legal requirements and responsibilities; whole school curriculum; developing inclusion and citizenship; working with others; special educational needs, every child matters agenda and supporting pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities; key stage 3 strategies; continuing professional development.

Sheffield Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

22%
67%
11%

Year 2

19%
57%
24%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
51% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
296 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k HIGH
Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

9%

Graduates who are quality and regulatory professionals

7%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Things are improving - slowly - for biology graduates, so don't get too worried about the unemployment stats above, as they are normally more encouraging. If you want a career in biology research – and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). If you think you only want to do a first degree for now, there are jobs for biologists in science and clinical labs and in the health, food and water industries. But you can actually get all sorts of jobs with a biology degree – last year’s biology graduates got jobs in sectors ranging from PR to accountancy.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction Not Available
Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
45% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
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Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - bear that in mind when you look at the stats. As with many scientific degrees, further study to pursue a career in research may be a good option, but if you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

67%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
90% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
294 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £13.6k LOW
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

36%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not classed as 'graduate level' in the stats, but many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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