Awarded by: The University of Northampton
The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance, no matter what their educational background. If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for BA Education Studies, we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year BA Education Studies programme which includes the Foundation Study Framework which will help you develop the subject knowledge and academic skills you need in order to successfully progress to the full award.
The Foundation Study Framework provides a practical and group-based approach to learning that supports your development and your transition to Higher Education, whilst introducing you to key ideas and skills that underpin Education Studies. We are also committed to engaging you with specialist Education Studies modules from the outset, whilst extending support into your second year of study (Stage One). The fee for the Foundation Study Framework is £6300; thereafter standard fees apply.
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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
FOUNDATION STUDY FRAMEWORK:
You will study two 40 credit modules that form the Foundation Study Framework. These are:
• Subject Studies 1: Practical and Study Skills – provides an introduction to key concepts, theories and principles associated with the area of study.
• Research for Practice – provides an overview of the principles of research, research methods and the learning environment of the University. It will also include an introduction to the academic languages of the subject and the learning experience of degree study.
These modules are delivered concurrently with 40 credits from the Education Studies programme, Introduction to Education Studies (part A and B) and Recent and Contemporary Education Issues.
Upon successful completion of these modules, you will progress to Stage One of the BA Education Studies, in which you will receive further support through:
• Subject Studies 2: Working with Ideas – focuses specifically on the generation and development of ideas, building the key IT/ literacy/numeracy skill sets required by the programme.
In the remainder of Stage One, you will take 80 credits at Level 4 from the BA Education Studies.
• Debates in Education (designated)
• Research Methods – Childhood and Youth and Education (compulsory)
• The Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Educational Settings (designated)
• Young People and Society part one: SEN and Inclusion (compulsory)
• Young People and Society part two: Diversity and Pluralism (compulsory)
• History of Childhood (designated)
• Transitions for Children, Young People and Families (designated)
• Learning through Educational Visits and Exchanges (designated)
• Education and Heritage (designated)
• Education Studies Dissertation (designated)
• Education Studies Research Report (designated)
• Education, Culture and Society (designated)
• Issues of Equality in Educational Settings (designated)
• Emancipatory Approaches to Working with Young People (designated)
• Exploring Deviance and Disaffection (designated)
• Child and Adolescent Mental Health (designated)
• Critical Perspectives on Current Education Practices (designated)
• Educational Aims, Values and Ethics (designated)
Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
The course is assessed in a number of ways:
• Analysis and reflection
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||Main Site|
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 0 credits
P: 45 credits
|Scottish Higher||BCC||or CCCC|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||P3, P3, P3|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H4, H4, H4|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent qualifications required. Key Skills or Functional Skills are not acceptable.
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