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University of Bedfordshire

Physical Education QTS - Secondary

UCAS Code: X1C6

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,D-B,B,C

Including grade B in A-level PE.

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff points - a sports related course is preferable.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Sports-based pathway preferable.

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

104-112
78%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Secondary teaching

Train for a career where you will inspire and influence young people - giving them the motivation, confidence, competence and understanding to lead a physically active life. Develop your understanding of teaching and learning, and apply it in practice via placement in each year of study, supported by a mentor and university-based staff. Become an outstanding teacher of Physical Education with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), competent to teach a range of physical activities to children aged 11-16 (16-19 with enhancement). This course is accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (a department of the Department for Education).

Modules

At each stage you will study practical, theoretical and professional areas. During levels 1 and 2, students will follow a broad-based course structure. In levels 3 and 4 you can specialise by choosing options in practice to suit future career aspirations. In addition, you will undertake placements in stages 1, 2 and 3. The professional element contains discrete areas within the physical education component, while the theoretical topics enable you to make an informed contribution to post-16 teaching.

Assessment methods

The assessment for this course seeks to support you in developing your understanding of the interplay between theoretical perspectives and practice based experience.

You will be developing your skills of research and evaluation, critical thinking, creativity and independence.

The themes for your reflective writing are developed from local and national priorities and, therefore, allow you to develop the evidence of your understanding of values and principles underpinning the Teachers’ Standards as they apply to your working context.

Types of assessment include portfolios, essays, teaching observations, case studies, tests, practical exercises, reports, reflective evaluation, research projects.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bedford Campus

Department:

School of Teacher Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
low
Secondary teaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Teacher training

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Teaching and educational professionals
2%
Protective service occupations
2%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Secondary teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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