Why this course?
- Ofsted rates our primary age courses as “Outstanding” (2023 report).
- 100% of BA Primary Education graduates are in work or further study, according to the National Graduate Outcomes survey.
- Roehampton’s network of over 400 partner schools across the region ensures excellent placement opportunities.
- Roehampton has been training teachers for 180+ years, longer than any other higher education provider in the UK
- Completion of this degree will provide you with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from one of the highest rated providers in the country.
- Understanding Pedagogy and Professional Practice: Contexts and Connections
- Core Curriculum 5: English, Science and Mathematics
- Curriculum Design (Wider Curriculum 4)
- School Experience 3: The Lead Teacher
- Studying modules to develop both your subject knowledge and understanding the art of teaching.
- Our teacher training and professional modules cover behaviour management, special educational needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL).
- The course includes 24 weeks' school placement experience, giving you hands on experience in one of our 400 partner schools.
Over the course of three years you will spend increasing amounts of time in a range of schools, moving from support teacher (first year), to sharing teacher (second year) to lead teacher (final year). You will also study a range of modules which will develop both your subject knowledge and your understanding of the art of teaching. The pedagogic and professional studies modules include learning theory, child development, behaviour management, classroom management, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and English as an additional language (EAL), giving you a solid theoretical grounding for working with children, ensuring you are best able to support their learning in practice. You will cover all of the National Curriculum subjects on this degree. In English, for example, you will look at language development, the teaching of reading and writing; in maths, developing mathematical understanding will be explored. Our BA Primary Education degree allows you to choose from a wide range of subjects to specialise in, developing over the course of three years your knowledge and skills to teach your chosen specialism across the primary age range. In addition to your professional placements and university based studies, there is also the opportunity to spend time abroad on a trip organised by the School of Education, as well as to go on field trips, visits to museums and art galleries to explore learning beyond the classroom, and how to pass these experiences on to your pupils.
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:
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please see https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/primary-education-entry-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Applicants must provide original certificates for verification of GCSE or accepted equivalent grade C (or 4) in English Language, Mathematics and Science.
English language requirements
|with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
|with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
|with no less than 59 in any band
|Cambridge English Advanced
|grade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band
We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.
English Language requirements
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