Primary and Secondary Science Education BSc (Hons), QTS The Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure This degree programme will prepare you for work in delivers this course at the IM Marsh Campus. This is a junior schools (key stage 2) and secondary schools green campus on the south side of the city close to the (key stage 3). You will be able to act as a ‘generalist’ or popular Allerton Road area, where there is a great a ‘specialist’ teacher of your chosen subject or a selection of shops, restaurants and bars. combination of both. By having a unique insight into the challenges of progression and continuity that exists The Campus Centre is open until 7.00pm during the between KS2 and KS3, you will be well equipped to act teaching term to provide support for evening-taught as a ‘link teacher’ able to liaise with and build students. There are many organized sporting activities relationships between secondary schools and feeder (aerobics classes, football etc.) available on campus for primary schools. students. There is also a Students’ Union Centre, a bar and refectory and a medical centre within the site. The How will you spend your study time? campus has a gym and a swimming pool. All the modules on this programme are Core. A free Shuttle Bus service runs regularly to take Level One Modules: students to other sites of the university. • Understanding Science Entry Requirements • Key Concepts in Science Candidates would usually be expected to achieve • Teaching and Learning between 220 and 260 UCAS Tariff points including A2 • Intro to Maths Education Science (or equivalent), and must have, or be in the • Intro to KS2/3 English process of achieving, GCSE grade C in English • Intro to Core Science Language, Mathematics and Science. • Exploring the Foundation Subjects All candidates should be able to demonstrate Level Two Modules: knowledge of their chosen subject through a high level of qualification and the determination to study to degree • Ideas and Evidence in Science level. • Interactions • Becoming the Complete Teacher For further details on all entry requirements, please • Developing Maths Education refer to the Application and Selection section of the • Developing KS2/3 English factfile. • Developing Core Science • Embedding the Foundation Subjects Entry Intake 20 (correct at time of publishing). Level Three Modules: Modes of Study • Science in Society 3 years full time. • The KS2/3 Interface • Learning Management Is Primary and Secondary Education Science for • What and Why? Investigation you? • Extending Mathematics Education In deciding to become a teacher you have chosen a • Extending KS2/3 English unique profession, which will provide rewards and • Extending Core Science challenges that few other jobs can offer. You will be intellectually stimulated, find real variety and have the School Experience is an important part of each year, opportunity to be creative. Most importantly you will and is structured as follows: play an active part in shaping the lives of young people. • Years 1 and 2: 4 weeks in a primary school, 4 But, as the saying goes, it isn’t all about work and no week in a secondary school play, and at LJMU we think it’s important that you enjoy • Year 3: 6 weeks in a primary school, 6 weeks your leisure time too. Our students come from 80 in a secondary school countries around the world and there's no better place to kick back with your new friends than in the very How will you be assessed? popular Liverpool Students’ Union. Run by, and for A range of assessment methods are used including students, the LSU has three bars, shops, a lifestyle and written assignments, examinations, tests, practical fitness centre, its own radio station, and over 50 clubs work, individual and group presentations, school and societies. It’s also the place where advice and experience portfolios, reflective logs and a major project support are available seven days a week. So, whether during your final year. you want to refuel, revive, or simply socialise, LSU has it all. A full assessment schedule is provided at the start of each academic year to help you plan your workload. Why Liverpool? With a population of 476,000, including an estimated What will you get out of studying this course? 50,000 students, Liverpool is a bustling student city and This course is unique in that it trains teachers who have it’s not hard to see why. The city is a vibrant metropolis an insight into the transition phase of a child’s famous for its pulsating nightlife and contribution to education between Primary and Secondary schools music, its sporting achievements and friendly people which is highly sought after. Graduates often gain who are intent on making you feel at home. employment in schools looking for teachers to work in a role supporting new Year 7 (Key Stage 3) pupils, or in It’s also a great place to be a graduate. The £900 preparing Year 6 (Key Stage 2) pupils for Secondary million retail-led regeneration of Liverpool's city centre school. and waterfront has created a real buzz within the business community, ensuring that Liverpool has one of What career opportunities are available? the fastest growing economies of any UK city. More than 95% of graduates who complete the primary and secondary education programme secure full time If you want to have a great university experience, employment within the first six months of qualifying. graduate with a respected degree and secure the skills There are excellent opportunities for teachers who wish and ‘know-how’ that will help you climb the professional to take on extra curriculum and management career ladder, then you should choose LJMU. responsibilities. There are also rewards available for those who wish to focus exclusively on effective Application and Selection classroom practice. You know what the entry requirements are, what the course will cover and what it will be like to study at Why LJMU? LJMU in Liverpool, but what skills do you need to LJMU, one of the UK’s most progressive universities, is secure a place? aiming to become the UK's number one university of employability. All of our courses are designed to help What are we looking for? you realise success, and by choosing to study here, We’re looking for applicants who have a genuine you will be giving yourself the best possible start in your passion for teaching children science in the Key Stage chosen career. 2/3 age range. This is assessed by our Admissions Tutors based on your personal statement, and when Following extensive research and consultation with applicants are interviewed following application. employers, we have radically adapted our teaching and learning strategy. Graduate skills development and Applicants must be able to manage and organise their work-related learning are now embedded in all of our own time outside of University in order to complete undergraduate degrees, helping you gain the essential coursework, revise for examinations, attend lectures skills and experience demanded by today’s employers. punctually and complete school placements as appropriate. Students will be expected to work both In addition to the eight core graduate skills that are independently and in groups for varying pieces of work, taught, practised and assessed as part of your degree, and evidence of where applicants have worked in you will have the opportunity to gain, and have groups (academically or otherwise) would be useful validated, a range of high-level 'world of work' or WOW when considering your form. skills. All of these have been carefully developed in consultation with leading organisations, such as Marks & Spencer, the CBI, Shell International and Sony. Criminal Record Bureau Checks We’ve done this in order to meet both the demands of Please refer to the ‘About You’ section of the UCAS employers for skilled graduates, and your right to Application Guides as to the regulations regarding expect a high quality learning experience in return for declaring Criminal Records on your application. Please your investment. note that this course involves working with children and/or vulnerable adults during work/school placements, and you By choosing to study with us, not only will you get an must indicate a relevant criminal record on your excellent degree but you'll have access to state-of-the- application form. Please contact us should you require art facilities. We have embarked on a major campus any further information regarding this. redevelopment programme and this will ensure that LJMU truly is a 21st century university. Entry Requirements When considering your application we will assess your How to apply academic achievements, your personal statement and All applicants should apply through the Universities and your reference along with any further information you Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) system. UCAS supply to help us reach a decision regarding your can be contacted at: suitability and commitment to the programme. UCAS All applicants would normally have or be expected to Rosehill have: New Barn Lane Cheltenham 220-260 points from a minimum of 18 unit awards (any Gloucestershire combination of VCE/A Level/AS Level units). Points GL52 3LZ must be taken from at least 2 A levels or a minimum of Tel: +44 (0)1242 222444 2 A levels plus AS levels. It is expected that applicants have studied at least one relevant subject (inclusive of Guiding steps for finding out more about the UCAS Biology, Chemistry, Physics are accepted). system can be found at www.ucas.com GCSE mathematics, English Language and Science at UCAS Course Codes are as follows: grade C or above or acceptable equivalent. LJMU offer UCAS Code Name LJM GCSE Equivalence Examinations that will be accepted University Code Number L51 on this course; more details are available at UCAS Course Code XF10 www.ljmu.ac.uk/teaching/gcse UCAS Course Name BSc/upSQTS Key skills are not accepted for the purpose of making Some tips and advice on writing your personal initial offers but can be seen to add value to the statement candidate’s application. Take your time with your personal statement. BTEC: a minimum of 220-260 points (MMM - DMM) It is an important part of your application form. from a subject-related BTEC. This is the part of the form that will make you stand out as an individual. Organise your main Irish Leaving Certificate: a minimum of 220-260 points achievements and interests into bullet points from 5 subjects at higher level. before you start completing it. Scottish Qualifications: a minimum of 220-260 points Summarise why you have chosen the from 5 subjects, 3 of which must be at an Advanced course(s) for which you are applying and link level. between your present and proposed course(s). If the course is in a completely new area, give Access: a pass in a relevant course. evidence to show that you've researched it. All candidates should be able to demonstrate Keep the statement brief and to the point. knowledge of their chosen subject through a high level Don’t fall into the trap of including common of qualification and the determination to study to degree interests such as socialising and reading. You level. should strive to make your statement personal. Think about things that you have done that are Receipt of enhanced Criminal Records Bureau unique. disclosure. Make sure that you include any work All suitable applicants must be interviewed before any experience that you have had (this includes offer can be made. This is a TDA requirement; please part-time and holiday work) particularly if this visit www.tda.gov.uk for further details. relates to your chosen field of study. We are looking for evidence of commitment and team- AP(E)L working skills, so give us details of these. Applications for AP(E)L will be considered on an individual basis. Remember that we will consider your application not only on your exam grades but We welcome applications from all students including also on the strength of your personal those from ethnic minorities, from men (both are under- statement and references. We may invite you represented in the primary teaching workforce), and in for an interview or ask you to complete a from returnees to education. To qualify as a returnee to piece of work if we believe your exam grades education you have to be at least 21 years old by the do not accurately reflect your ability and 31 December in the year of entry. It is sometimes potential. Remember that a good application possible to consider non-standard qualifications for form could even make up a shortfall in your returnee candidates. Further information about specific exam grades and help secure your place at qualifications can be obtained by calling the admissions LJMU. tutor What happens next? If you are from the UK or EC, you will receive a letter and an open day invitation directly from the School’s Admissions Unit. The offer will also be confirmed via UCAS. Open days include an opportunity to meet academic staff and current students, as well as a tour of LJMU facilities. International students will receive confirmation of their offer from the International Office, along with details about accommodation, fees and other important information. If you choose LJMU as your ‘FIRM’ choice, you will receive enrolment and induction information upon confirmation of your results. Further Information If you have any queries relating to this degree please contact: Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure Liverpool John Moores University IM Marsh Campus Barkhill Road Liverpool L17 6BD Tel: +44(0)151 231 5340 Fax: +44(0)151 231 5379 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ljmu.ac.uk/teaching If you have any queries relating to LJMU or university life in general please contact: Student Recruitment Team Liverpool John Moores University Roscoe Court 4 Rodney Street Liverpool L1 2TZ Tel: +44(0)151 231 5090 Fax: +44(0)151 231 3462 Email: email@example.com Web: www.ljmu.ac.uk N.B. All modules and information about this course are subject to change.
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