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Primary Teacher Education (Campus-based) 3 years

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths - Grade 4 GCSE English - Grade 4 GCSE Science - Grade 4

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Primary education

Our Primary Teacher Education (PTE) course is for those who:

- want a career where you can really change children’s lives

- are curious about how children learn

- want to become an outstanding teacher who improves children’s prospects.

Our innovative degree develops your individual expertise as a teacher. We provide experiences to deepen your understanding of how to teach effectively. And they will be underpinned by current and relevant educational research, and theory about how children learn.

You will be taught by dedicated primary teaching specialists, most of whom are former primary teachers themselves.

You will:

- gain an understanding of the full range of subjects in the primary school national curriculum

- gain the skills to become a teacher recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

- be well-informed about current practice

- prepare to become a future professional leader.

Ofsted recently recognised our Primary Teacher Education course as preparing trainees well to teach across the full primary curriculum.

Modules

Your knowledge of primary schooling across the age range will be developed, as will your ability to teach primary curriculum subjects, particularly English, Mathematics and Science. Year 1 covers theories of learning as introduced in the child development module. Closely allied to this is the Becoming a Researcher module, while creativity and cross-curricular approaches are incorporated in the Exploring Learning module. Year 2 introduces you to three specialist pathways focusing on primary pedagogical aspects. Year 3 requires you to choose a study pathway and complete a dissertation in an area of your choice. Your learning will take place both on campus, in the classroom and in other educational contexts such as museums, galleries and the outdoors. A central component of the course will be your work experience in school, supported by school-based mentors. This features in each stage of the course in carefully selected partner schools.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,900
per year
International
£14,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

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.

84%
med
Primary education

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.

Education

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

77%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
61%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

Education

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.

£18,500
high
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Childcare and related personal services
22%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Education and 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

£27k

£27k

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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