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 therefore need a breadth of understanding across several subject disciplines as well as a clearly defined curriculum specialism.
The three year 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, Science or Information and Communications Technology (ICT). 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.
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 therefore be able to work towards both an academic qualification and a professional qualification, which is Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
A-level/GCSE subject requirements:
- You must, on entry, have obtained a Grade C at GCSE or above in English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject.
- It is an advantage if at least one A-level subject is a National Curriculum subject, but other combinations are acceptable.
- All applicants need to provide evidence of having undertaken at least 10 days experience working in a mainstream primary classroom within Key Stage 1 or 2. Please note, we would not consider nursery or reception experience as relevant to entry.
Typical offer if you are successful on Supported Progression:
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||see here for an equivalency|
|plus successful completion of the Supported Progression qualification for Primary Education