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Education Secondary and History

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

A-level - Grades BCC-CCC preferred including an A Level in History, in addition to GCSEs at Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:30

Access to HE courses - Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) accepted in addition to GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English, Maths and Science.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

International Baccalaureate - A minimum score of 27 points with evidence of an interest in Education accepted in addition to GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English, Maths and Science

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

MMM

BTEC - Extended Diploma grades Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) preferred in a related subject in addition to GCSEs at Grade C or above in English, Maths and Science

T Level

M

Grade Merit is preferred.

UCAS Tariff

96-104

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

History

Secondary education

On our Education Secondary course, you will combine your specialist subject with a degree in secondary education, which offers the ideal preparation for further study (PGCE Secondary).

- Providing a strong foundation for a career in Secondary teaching this course allows you to combine a degree in Education with the subject you are passionate about.

- Gain practical school-based experience from a Secondary school placement each year.

- Tutors with a wealth of research and practice-informed expertise.

- Benefit from our established partnerships with hundreds of schools across the South West

- Employability focused; on successful completion of the degree you will be offered a guaranteed interview for a place on our PGCE Secondary course.

This combined degree in Education Secondary offers the best possible start to your chosen career, by providing the foundations you need to embark on a career in secondary school teaching. It is designed to enable you to gain real experience of secondary schools before you embark on your PGCE. You'll study Education in the broader contexts of professional practice, policy, teaching and learning - alongside a 50% focus on your chosen subject specialism. To give you the edge, this award also offers the practical experience of working in schools with young people, which is exactly what employers are seeking. The course offers a guaranteed interview for our PGCE Secondary course, and is flexible; we'll support you in achieving your aspirations as a professional educator, however they develop during the programme. When you join this community of learning, you will benefit from practice-informed expertise and recent research in the Centre for Policy, Pedagogy and Practice (PPP), Centre for Research in Scientific and Technological Learning and Education (CRiSTLE) and Centre for Research into Equity, Inclusion and Community (CREIC).

Combined with History, which at Bath Spa is anything but typical. First, there’s our amazing location – you’ll be based at our idyllic Newton Park campus, which boasts grand Georgian buildings and a fortified manor house dating back to the fourteenth century. With our modern, purpose-built study spaces, and Bristol just on the doorstep, you’re perfectly situated to enjoy the best of old and new. Plus, there’s a wealth of other sites to discover nearby, including Stonehenge and Avebury.

Modules

You’ll explore education from many theoretical and ideological perspectives in your core modules. This in-depth knowledge of the education industry, combined with your specialist subject knowledge, gives you that all-important edge when you embark on your professional education career.
Level 4 core modules:
- Introduction to Secondary Schools.
- Professional Practice in Secondary Schools.
- Working with Young People in the Community.
- Controversial Issues in Inclusive and Special Education.
- Educational History and Heritage.

Level 5 core modules:
- Issues in Education.
- Professional Practice in Secondary Schools.
- Understanding Classrooms.

An optional module which may include:
- Environment and Education.
- Education Inequalities and Social Justice.
- Literacy Learning in a Multi-media World.
* Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year.

Level 6 core modules:
- Teaching and Professionalism.
- Dissertation Part 1.
- Dissertation Part 2.

An optional module which may include:
- Childhood, Reading and Children’s Literature.
- Social and Education Inclusion.
- Learning in Science.
- Learning in Mathematics.
- Culture Creativity and Society, Perspectives in Art Education.
* Not all optional modules are guaranteed to run each year.

Assessment methods

Coursework is designed to allow for creativity and innovation, alongside developing strong academic skills. There are no exams, and there are opportunities to complete a range of assignment formats including essays, group presentations, research-based reports, portfolio-based work and educational resource design. We’ll provide you with prompt feedback and give you regular guidance on how to improve your skills, knowledge and understanding.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

Interdepartmental

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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.

64%
low
History
55%
low
Secondary education

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.

History

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

56%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

Education

Teaching and learning

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
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

65%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
54%
Course specific equipment and facilities
38%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

History

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

Education

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.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
48%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Childcare and related personal services
28%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

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

History and archaeology

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

£16k

£16k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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.

Education and 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.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

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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