You will make a difference to young people, supporting children with individual and diverse needs as well as developing good practice in promoting positive behaviour. Choosing to study the Key Stage 2 pathway means training to teach children aged 5 to 11 years. This includes developing children’s communication skills including speaking, reading, writing and mathematics, as well as advancing their abilities across the whole primary curriculum. Your role is important in continuing to build their foundations for healthy development through school and adult life.
You will specialise in two subjects: a core (English, maths, science) and a foundation (history, art, geography, religious education, physical education (PE), computing or primary languages). You will then be able to progress to a subject leader in a specialist area.
School placements are a core part of the course. A large proportion of our partner schools are graded Ofsted ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. This means you will benefit from working alongside teachers of exceptionally high standard. The education community includes a network of school teachers and personnel. You will benefit from a university-based personal tutor and a school-based placement mentor. The university works closely with partner schools, where students often gain their first teaching posts, and mentors provide excellent guidance.
You can apply until:
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Alongside work placements and lectures, you will develop skills through work field trips and off-campus activities. For example, our students work at Cheltenham Literature Festival, delivering the Waterstones toddler story time sessions for children under five. Our Park campus hosts The Wildlife Trusts’ exciting annual Bioblitz science event where our students gain experience doing hands-on field research and analysis with children. For creative lesson planning, we take regular trips to local destinations such as Kingsholm Rugby Stadium and Gloucester Cathedral as well as attending national conferences to share best practice.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
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Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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