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Science with Education and Qualified Teacher Status

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. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only, we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English.

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112

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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About this course


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3.0years

Full-time | 2022

- 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

**Applied learning**
**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.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

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- Professional Studies In Education (20 credits). School Based Training 2. Science Education In Practice (20 credits). Subject Specialism: Individual Project (40 credits). The Nature Of Science And Industry (20 credits).

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Extra funding

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

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