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Durham University

School of Education

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

Ofsted Outstanding

We are an Outstanding provider. In April 2013 we were pleased to receive an 'Outstanding' grading for all aspects of our ITT provision by Ofsted. This is an exceptional result and reflects the excellence of the quality of our partnership, training and teaching. (Click here for the Ofsted report).

We know that primary school teachers play a central role in helping young children to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding across a range of subjects and experiences. Primary teachers need a breadth of understanding across several subject disciplines as well as a clearly defined curriculum specialism.

Right from the beginning you will be placed in a primary school which enables you to put into practice what you learn. By studying for this degree you will not only be awarded a BA Honours Degree but you will also be able to work towards a professional qualification, which is Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in our three year programme. Therefore applicants should note that some of our term dates are longer than University standard terms.

The BA (Hons) in Primary Education degree is aimed at students who wish to become primary school teachers and be curriculum leaders in one of the ‘core’ national curriculum subjects: English, Maths or Science. Working with children requires dedication, patience, sensitivity and enthusiasm but is both interesting and rewarding. If you think that you have these qualities then teaching may be the career for you.