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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements 200 UCAS points or equivalent; 3 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent All candidates will be required to attend an interview and be able to indicate how their previous experience has equipped them to work in primary education and to provide recent evidence of working with/observing children in a primary school classroom.
  • Academic Title
    Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), BA Hons
  • Course description
    The successful completion of this degree leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status, awarded by the DfES.

    The programme includes school experience and education studies. Currently an average of eight weeks each year are spent on a placement in school. The university works in partnership with local schools to place students and we ensure that over the course of the programme each student has experience in a variety of schools and with different age groups. The education studies courses examine aspects of children’s learning and principles of teaching in areas such as planning, assessment and classroom management.

    Students can select one of two age phases: either 3–7 or 5–11. All students study core curriculum subjects – maths, English and science as well as the foundation curriculum and religious education. The subject study course allows students to study an area of particular interest and develop an area of professional expertise in one area of the National Curriculum. In the third year students have the opportunity to select an area of professional development from a number of options.

    Year 1

        * Curriculum Studies: Core and Foundation Curriculum; English; Mathematics; Science; Information and Communications Technology; Design and Technology; Physical Education; and Geography
        * Subject Study
        * Education Studies 1
        * School Experience 1

    Year 2

        * Curriculum Studies: Core and Foundation Curriculum; English; Mathematics; Science; Art; Music; History; and Religious Education
        * Subject Study (including an independent project)
        * Education Studies 2
        * School Experience 2

    Year 3

        * School-based Project
        * Curriculum Studies: Core Curriculum
        * Education Studies 3
        * School Experience 3
        * Professional development options currently chosen from:
              o English as an Additional Language
              o Special Educational Needs
              o Physical Education
              o Primary French
              o Drama in Education

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