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Birmingham City University

Early Childhood Studies with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: X32F

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D

Two A levels can be combined with up to two AS levels, A levels can be combined with BTEC and OCR Level 3 qualifications up to a maximum of four A level equivalent qualifications totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

Pass including a minimum of 18 credits with merits or distinctions Preferably in a relevant subject GCSE English language and mathematics at 4 or above also required

Only in combination with other qualifications In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least two full A levels totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

grade 4 or above English language, maths and two further subjects GCSE English language or mathematics equivalence available via www.equivalencytesting.com

Minimum 55% In a relevant subject at tutor's discretion Entry to year two

Minimum 60% In a relevant subject at tutor's discretion Entry to year three, entry to year two may be considered with a lower grade

24 points from the IB overall Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis At least one Higher Level subject with grade 4 or above from Group 4 or 3 AND Grade 4 in Maths (Standard Level) And English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B and Ab Initio - Grade 5

Any combination of results including five passes at Higher level totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

C or above English language, maths and two further subjects

Only in combination with other qualifications In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least one full A level totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

Preferably in a relevant subject Can be combined with A levels, AS levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications up to a maximum of four A level equivalent qualifications totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

Preferably in a relevant subject

Only in combination with other qualifications In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least one full A level totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

Only in combination with other qualifications In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least one full A level totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

Only in combination with other qualifications In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least two full A levels totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

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

DM

Can be combined with A levels, AS levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications up to a maximum of four A level equivalent qualifications totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points. Preferably in a relevant subject

Only in combination with other qualifications In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least one full A level totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

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

MMP

Preferably in a relevant subject

Only in combination with other qualifications In combination with A levels, BTEC or OCR Level 3 qualifications equivalent to at least one full A level totalling at least 80 UCAS tariff points.

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,D

Can be combined with Scottish Advanced Highers to obtain 80 UCAS tariff points from a maximum of four subjects.

UCAS Tariff

80
43%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Early childhood studies

**We're ranked 3rd in the UK for our undergraduate Education programmes, including BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Foundation Year (Guardian League Tables 2020)**

You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses, not just one particular BA degree.
So although you apply to study a BA in a specific course – in this case BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year.

This flexibility is one of the great things about the foundation year category Society, Childhood and Education; it allows you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best. You will be assessed for progression on to your second year, which would be the first year of your BA-level degree.

With the wellbeing and rights of babies and young children at its centre, our BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies programme provides you with a range of teaching and learning experiences so that you can contribute to a changing society, particularly within the field of Early Childhood (babies and young children from birth to 5). This course provides placement opportunities throughout and presents many rewarding opportunities for you to explore once you have graduated in many different institutions, such as schools, nurseries and charities.

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:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Education and Social Work

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.

66%
low
Early childhood studies

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.

Childhood and youth studies

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

73%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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