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Kingston University

Primary Teaching (QTS)

UCAS Code: XQD3

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 112 points. (Subject grades achieved at AS level and taken at A2 do not count).

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points. (Subject grades achieved at AS level and taken at A2 do not count).

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:18,P:6

Achieve 112 UCAS Points from Access to Teacher Training course. This is normally achieved with 45 level 3 credits and 15 level 2 credits of which 21 of the level 3 credits should be at Distinction and 18 at Merit. Other combinations of distinctions and merits to the value of 112 points can also be accepted.

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above if taken before 2017) in English Language, Mathematics & Science plus two other subjects. If you do not hold English, Maths or Science, equivalency tests can be taken at Kingston University following acceptance of any potential offer given.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

112 UCAS points made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4

A minimum of 112 UCAS points usually from 5 subjects.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points. (Subject grades achieved at AS level and then taken at A2 do not count).

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points. (Subject grades achieved at AS level and then taken at A2 do not count).

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points. (Subject grades achieved at AS level and taken at A2 do not count).

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points. (Subject grades achieved at AS level and taken at A2 do not count).

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points.

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C,C

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required.

UCAS Tariff

112

We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field. Don't worry if you can't see your specific qualification listed, just contact our team of experts in the Education Admissions Team at [email protected]

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Primary teaching

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– 100 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).

– You’ll choose an area of the primary curriculum (a specialism) to explore in depth throughout the course.

– Kingston has been training teachers for over 100 years.

**About this course**

Few careers are as rewarding, or as important, as teaching. Choosing to study at Kingston will give your career the best possible start.

On this course, you’ll spend 120 days in school, developing your teaching skills with support from experienced teachers. Placements will be in a different school each year, giving you experience of teaching children from different backgrounds in a variety of settings.

You’ll also study pedagogy (the art of teaching), theories of learning and child development, safeguarding, and ways of supporting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). If you are offered a place on this course, we recommend you spend time in a primary school to become familiar with the teaching environment.

Modules

Year 1 Core:
Core English and School Experience,
Mathematics and Science in Primary Education,
Subject specialism and Pedagogy,
The Arts and Humanities in Primary Education.

Year 2 Core:
Core English and the Broader curriculum in Primary Education,
Mathematics and Science in Primary Education,
Pedagogy and School Experience.

Year 2 Optional:
English Subject Specialism,
Mathematics Subject Specialism,
Science Subject Specialism.

Final Year:
English, Mathematics and Science in Primary Education,
Educational Technologies and the Broader Curriculum in Primary Education,
Pedagogy and School Experience,
Specialism and the Extended Study.

Assessment methods

Your taught sessions will be a mix of seminars, lectures, practical workshops, field trips and work with pupils. Most of your sessions will be taught by university tutors but there may also be guest speakers, such as headteachers or subject leaders. We will encourage you to be active in your taught sessions so that you maximise your learning.

You will not be required to take any exams. Your academic work will be assessed through coursework, such as essays, presentations and projects. Some of your assessments will be independent work; others will be group work with fellow students on your course.

At the end of each school placement, your teaching will be assessed in relation to the Teachers' Standards (DfE, 2011). You will receive a report that summarises your practice alongside targets to support your development in your next placement.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Education

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Primary teaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Primary teaching

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

70%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Primary teaching

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Teaching and educational professionals
3%
Childcare and related personal services

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Primary teaching

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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