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Staffordshire University

UCAS Code: X112 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,C

Other A Level combinations are possible to achieve 112 points

Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS points.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE or Level 2 equivalent in English, Maths and Science at Grade 4/C. Where applicants are taking double or triple GCSEs, all grades must be 4/C.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

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

DMM

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 (CCCCC) is required.

T Level

Pass (C and above)


Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

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 on 01782 294400 or email us at [email protected] for further advice

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About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Primary teaching

The BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS provides a route into the primary teaching alongside gaining an education degree, which means you'll be able to go straight into your first job as a primary school teacher when you graduate.

Our course puts learning at the heart of what we do. This means that your learning is at the centre of the course just as, when you are teaching, the learning of your school students must be at the centre of your work.

The course is distinctive because it involves a mix of university input and school experience, close attention to your individual needs and a genuine sense of partnership with the schools that we work with. You'll undertake valuable and varied placements at each stage of the course in a range of settings.

• Applicants to Initial Teacher Training courses are required to pass the skills tests before starting their course.
• You will be required to successfully complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) application and be certified fit to teach.
• You will be invited for interview prior to your acceptance and enrolment onto the course and expected to carry out a teaching placement assessment.
• You will be provided with a teaching placements post enrolment.
• Ideally applicants will have at least 2 weeks experience with within a school/educational setting. This and other experience with children will enhance applications, e.g. Brownies Scouts, sports coaching etc

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS

Modules

All modules compulsory
Level 4 - Year 1
Professional studies – Reflection and professional problem solving
The Primary Core Curriculum – Knowledge and principles
The Primary Foundation Curriculum – Knowledge and principles
Safeguarding and Child Protection Level 5 - Year 2
Professional studies – Critical analysis and professional competencies
The Primary Core Curriculum – Critical understanding and application
The Primary Foundation Curriculum – Critical understanding and application
Inclusion and Inclusive Practice
Level 6 - Year 3
Professional studies – Teacher identity and research informed practice
The Primary Core Curriculum –Systematic and conceptual understanding
The Primary Foundation Curriculum –Systematic and conceptual understanding
Contemporary Issues in Primary Education
Independent Research Project

Assessment methods

Assessment:
Written assignments, presentations and other forms of assessment will be used throughout the course to assess student teachers’ curriculum, pedagogical, policy and research knowledge. Presentations will be used to assess and aid in the development of communications skills. The production of a final year original independent research project (dissertation) assesses their use of research methodology to inform professional practice. All student teachers are required to pass their placements, this being assessed by mentor feedback and tutor/mentor observations, evidenced within their placements booklets and a final year evidence portfolio review.
All student teachers will meet with their academic mentor four times within the academic year.
Upon successful completion of Level 4 – Year 1
Certificate in Education Studies

Upon successful completion of Level 5 – Year 2
Diploma in Education Studies

Upon successful completion of Level 6 – Year 3
BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS (if successfully recommended for Qualified Teacher Status)

BA (Hons) Primary Education Studies (if not recommended for Qualified Teacher Status)

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
£16,750
per year
International
£16,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)

Department:

Institute of Education

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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.

79%
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.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

90%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
38%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
D

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.

Teacher training

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.

93%
low
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Childcare and related personal services
7%
Nursing and midwifery professionals

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.

Teacher training

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

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£26k

£26k

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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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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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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