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Primary and Early Years Education (with Qualified Teacher Status)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

You must also have GCSE (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Science with at least grade 4 in each (or grade C). If you have taken Combined Science GCSE, you must have a score of 4,4 or better.

Pass Diploma with at least 39 level 3 credits at Merit or above including 21-24 credits at Distinction. The Access course should be in the humanities, education or social sciences. You must also have GCSE (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Science with at least grade 4 in each (or grade C). If you have taken Combined Science GCSE, you must have a score of 4,4 or better.

We take the EPQ into account when considering your application and it can be useful in the summer when your results are released if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer. We do not routinely include the EPQ in the conditions of your offer but we sometimes offer alternative conditions that include the EPQ. If you wish to discuss this further please contact Admissions at [email protected]

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

This score should be from the full IB Diploma. You must also have GCSE (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Science with at least grade 4 in each (or grade C).

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

DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma preferably in Business, Sport, Applied Science, Performing Arts, IT, Health and Social Care, Media. You must also have GCSE (or equivalent) in English, Mathematics and Science with at least grade 4 in each (or grade C). If you have taken Combined Science GCSE, you must have a score of 4,4 or better.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

You will need Scottish National 5 in English, Mathematics and Science at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

120-141

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Primary teaching

**About the course**

Planning to become a primary or early years teacher? This course offers a direct route to Qualified Teacher Status. You'll learn from experts and get personalised support from established classroom practitioners across a range of professional practice placements.

**About Sussex**

Sussex graduates change the world. Our students become the leaders of the future, making discoveries, improving lives and changing things for the better.

Study with us to join a welcoming and inspiring community of staff and students from more than 140 countries.

**Location**

We shape the world from a fantastic campus on the UK’s beautiful south coast.

We are the only UK university surrounded by a national park, so you can step off campus to explore the hills and woodlands of the South Downs. The vibrant, colourful and creative seaside city of Brighton & Hove is just nine minutes away.

With Brighton voted the happiest city in England for students, (Student Living Survey, Sodexo, 2018) there can be few better places to study.

Modules

See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£18,500
per year
International
£18,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sussex

Department:

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.

71%
low
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

69%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
72%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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