Primary Education with English at University of Reading - UCAS

Course summary

Gain the confidence to enthuse primary school pupils with a love of English while developing your own knowledge of literature with BA Primary Education with English Specialism (QTS). This course will introduce you to a range of children’s literature that can be used to develop reading for pleasure in the primary classroom and consider what texts are within the context of the primary curriculum. Opportunities to evaluate the impact of stories and poetry on the development of children’s literacy will be explored, including consideration of heritage texts, contemporary fiction, and media texts. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to investigate how these texts can influence approaches to literature in a primary classroom. For more information, please visit the programme page: https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/study/Subject-area/education-ug/ba-qts-primary-education-with-english-specialism.

Modules

The following modules have been approved in principle for delivery in 2025/26. Please note that as part of our current curriculum improvement process, all modules require final University approval and may be subject to change. Core modules for this course: Professional Studies and School Placement 1 English in the Primary Curriculum 1 Mathematics and Computing in the Primary Curriculum Teaching Practical Sessions in Science and Physical Education Global Inclusion and Social Justice for Education The University cannot guarantee that all optional modules will be available to all students who may wish to take them. Further information about the content of final approved modules will be available in the summer of 2024. We suggest that you regularly revisit our course page during this time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information regarding the modules offered on this programme. Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Primary

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X1Q3
Institution code:
R12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Contextual offers for this programme are typically two grades beneath our standard entry requirement, e.g. BCC including grade B in English.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
TOEFL (iBT)88We require a minimum score of 88 overall with no less than 17 in Listening and Writing, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
Cambridge English AdvancedBWe require a grade B or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCWe require a grade C or a score of 176 overall with no element less than 162.
PTE Academic69We require a minimum score of 69 overall with at least 59 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Institution's Own TestTest of English for Educational Purposes (TEEP). We require a minimum score of 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each element of the test (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing).
Trinity ISEMeritWe require a Merit in each element from ISE II. If you take ISE III or ISE IV, we require a Pass in each element.

Full list of acceptable English Language Tests

http://www.reading.ac.uk/ad-EnglishTests.aspx


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £25250 Year 1
International £25250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Primary Education with English at University of Reading - UCAS