The BA Hons Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status programme has a strong urban focus, enabling students to take advantage of the university's strong partnerships with schools in contrasting settings, including schools with rich multicultural traditions.
Training takes place through sessions at the university and periods of school-based training undertaken in primary schools and early years settings.
Our primary department staff are well-qualified and experienced primary practitioners. During our most recent Ofsted inspection, the staff were found to be 'generous with their time and very accessible'.
In addition to mainstream school placements, during year 2 of study students will undertake a two-week enrichment placement in an alternative setting. This could be in a setting such as an education department within a museum or a special school. This will give students the opportunity to gain insight into education in the wider context. In Year 3, students will be able to develop a personal interest or area of expertise in the primary curriculum through an option and the final research project.
There is also an opportunity for mainstream students to opt for a mathematics specialism. Students wishing to be considered for this route will apply for the mainstream primary education and register their interest towards the end of their first year, although places are limited.
Qualified Teacher Status
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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UK educational background:
112 UCAS points from A-levels, of which no more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.
We also accept equivalent:
PLUS GCSE English language, mathematics and science with a minimum of grade C are required or equivalent. We will accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A* Star Teachers.
Non-UK educational background:
Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in English, science and mathematics at GCSE grade C.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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