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Primary Education (5-11)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grades A* - C/Level 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science. Please consult our website or speak to our admissions team in order to check the approved equivalences to GCSE.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Primary teaching

Education impacts everybody’s lives and York St John University has a long and proud history of providing high quality Initial Teacher Education. If you share our passion for teaching and our belief in the power of education then this is the degree for you. The course combines academic study and practical teaching experience at every level. These two sides of the degree are constantly feeding into each other as you learn, with the knowledge and theory you gain on campus informing your teaching practice on school placements. Your university-based study will cover both the primary curriculum, building your subject knowledge and pedagogy in preparation for your placements and professional studies modules which give you the skills and understanding to ensure all children in the classroom make progress in their learning.

Meanwhile, in your school-based placements you will gradually take on more and more responsibility as you progress through the course until you are ready to lead a class of your own. We have very good relationships with our school partnerships across the region and you will get involved in all aspects of school life while you are on your placements.

You will have opportunities to personalise your course, specialising in the areas which interest you most. When you apply you will choose either the 3-7 or 5-11 route. These two Primary Education programmes study some modules together but others separately, giving you specialist knowledge for the age group you will work with. In your final year you can choose a further specialism selecting a module from a range of options. You will also have the opportunity to design, plan and carry out a research project with a focus of your choosing.

York St John University is an accredited Initial Teacher Training provider and on successful completion of this course you will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by the Teaching Regulation Agency.

Modules

The programme will be delivered through a series of modules (16 in total over three years). You will be taught in a variety of ways; A minority of sessions in whole group lectures (over 100 students), a vast majority of sessions in workshops and seminars (groups of 25 - 30 students) and tutorials (1- 6 students). In the first two years there will be compulsory modules covering Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum subjects, professional issues eg classroom management, School Experience and thematic approaches to the whole primary curriculum. In the third year of the programme you will be able to choose two areas of specialism for deeper study: an advanced professional focus (APF) and an advanced subject focus (ASF). There are four main strands to the degree: School Experience; Professional Studies; Curriculum Studies; Final Year Specialisms.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

York St John University

Department:

Children, Young People and 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.

92%
med
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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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
96%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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C
A

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.

£22,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

96%
Teaching and educational professionals
1%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
1%
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.

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.

£20k

£20k

£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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Lower entry requirements
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