University of Gloucestershire Primary Education

By | 8th June 2017

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University of Gloucestershire Primary Education

University of Gloucestershire Primary Education

Primary – general (KS1/KS2, ages 5-11) (BEd Hons)

Female primary teacher in the classroom

Our BEd degree is rated Outstanding by Ofsted; our students develop into exceptional teachers and future education leaders

Experience a variety of schools

Rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2015, our programme offers the opportunity to become part of a long-standing heritage in training teachers since 1847. We provide our students with exceptional support, specialist subject expertise and a network of over 400 schools for first-rate placement opportunities. You will graduate as a fully-qualified teacher with the skills to be outstanding in your career.

You will make a difference to young people, supporting children with individual and diverse needs as well as developing good practice in promoting positive behaviour. Choosing to study the Key Stage 2 pathway means training to teach children aged 5 to 11 years. This includes developing children’s communication skills including speaking, reading, writing and mathematics, as well as advancing their abilities across the whole primary curriculum. Your role is important in continuing to build their foundations for healthy development through school and adult life.

You will specialise in two subjects: a core (English, maths, science) and a foundation (history, art, geography, religious education, physical education (PE), computing or primary languages). You will then be able to progress to a subject leader in a specialist area.

School placements are a core part of the course. A large proportion of our partner schools are graded Ofsted ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. This means you will benefit from working alongside teachers of exceptionally high standard.  Our education community includes a network of school teachers and personnel. You will benefit from a university-based personal tutor and a school-based placement mentor. We work closely with our partner schools, where our students often gain their first teaching posts, and our mentors provide excellent guidance.

Male work placement with child with disabilities

Study style

Alongside work placements and lectures, you will develop skills through work field trips and off-campus activities. For example, our students work at Cheltenham Literature Festival, delivering the Waterstones toddler story time sessions for children under five. Our Park campus hosts The Wildlife Trusts’ exciting annual Bioblitz science event where our students gain experience doing hands-on field research and analysis with children.  For creative lesson planning, we take regular trips to local destinations such as Kingsholm Rugby Stadium and Gloucester Cathedral as well as attending national conferences to share best practice.

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Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2017 entry*

120 tariff points

Typical offers

BBB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2017 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

Grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics and a Science subject (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don’t meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure

Fees

See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.

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Careers

  • Primary school teacher
  • Special needs specialist
  • Working in multi-agency teams for children’s welfare