Awarded by: University of Essex
The purpose of the BA (Hons) in Education Studies course is to give students an insight into the world of Education. It will explore educational differences within the United Kingdom and Internationally as well as allowing students to examine pedagogy and andragogy in context. The course will also explore the impacts of governments and governmental legislation on education and how the socio-economic climate influences the needs of education.
Upon successful completion learners should be able to:
◾Have a balanced knowledge and understandingof the principal features of education in a wide range of contexts and provide opportunities for students to appreciate educational theory, policy and practice both in the United Kingdom and globally.
◾Have the knowledge of UK education systems, including provision at different key stages, and global issues in education allowing the learner to assess the possibilities, opportunities and challenges for the future of education
◾Understand ‘Education’ in its broadest sense by drawing on a wide range of intellectual resources, theoretical perspectives and academic disciplines to illuminate understanding of education and the contexts within which it takes place in an ever-growing number of educational settings.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Each module is worth a specified number of credits, with most modules counting for 30 or 15 academic credits, with each credit taken equating to a total amount of study time which includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity.
Most full-time students will take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. A total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits are needed for an honours degree as a whole. Overall grades for the course and degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.
Compulsory modules enable you to cover key subject knowledge whilst and optional allow you to develop your own interests. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of core modules at a given level. Our teaching is informed by research, professional practice and industry engagement and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline.
Further information on module content can be found on the course page website.
Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark.
There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.
Feedback: You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.
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:
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Colchester Site|
The following entry points are available for this course:
Applicants applying from outside of the UK will need to provide evidence of their qualifications, English level and passport/visa documents. Colchester Institute requires applicants to have an English level of IELTS 6.0 (with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all being at least 5.5) for all of its courses.
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|A level||A-levels results equal to 64 UCAS points.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Successful completion of programme.|
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Colchester Institute requires applicants to have an English level of IELTS 6.0 (with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all being at least 5.5) for all of its courses.|
|Channel Islands||£8,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,250||Year 1|