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Northumbria University

Primary Education (3-7 and 7-11)

UCAS Code: X120

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

Entry requirements


The AQA Level 3 Technical is acceptable in combination with other qualifications.

Subjects studied at AS level and not carried forward to A Level will be accepted and the UCAS Tariff points achieved will count towards your total UCAS Tariff score.

Access to HE Diploma

D:18,M:27

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2-M1,M1,M1

The Extended Project qualification is welcome and the UCAS Tariff points you achieve from an EPQ will count towards your total UCAS Tariff score.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths, English Language and a Science at minimum grade C or equivalent. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

HNC (BTEC)

M-D

HND (BTEC)

M

The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme is accepted by Northumbria University. Please contact Admissions for more information on specific entry requirements.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H4,H4,H4,H4-H3,H3,H3,H4,H4,H4

The OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate is acceptable in combination with other qualifications.

The OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma is acceptable in combination with other qualifications.

The OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate is acceptable in combination with other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

The OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma is acceptable in combination with other qualifications.

The OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma is acceptable in combination with other qualifications.

The OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma is acceptable in combination with other qualifications.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

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

DDM

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C-B,C,C

Scottish HNC

Pass

Scottish HND

Pass

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C-B,B,B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

120-128

One A level or equivalent should be in a Primary National Curriculum Subject.

The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate is accepted in combination with other qualifications.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Primary teaching

Northumbria University is a centre of excellence for initial teacher education, the BA (Hons) Primary Education course gives you the opportunity to work with the whole primary age range of 311, with the opportunity to specialise in either the 3-7 or 7-11 age range. The degree is underpinned by a philosophy that has at its heart the right of every child to have the opportunity to the best education possible.As a teacher you will be in the position of influencing the learning and development of the next generation. These children will need to be able to meet the changing environment of this century and become creative, innovative and flexible life-long learners.We believe that to enable children to thrive, you, as a teacher in charge of the learning environment, must be creative, motivated, flexible, sensitive to and eager to learn from and with the children in your care.On this fast-paced degree course, school-based placements form a significant part of your learning. From day one, we will equip you with the skills to inspire and educate young children, combining theory with professional practice that will enhance your critical and reflective abilities.Your time at Northumbria will enable you to develop your own thinking, learning and creativity, and in just three years you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership of the Department for Education.

Modules

For a full list of the modules on your course, please access the course pages at www.northumbria.ac.uk

Assessment methods

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.

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
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Northumbria 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.

77%
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

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£22,000
low
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

94%
Teaching and educational professionals
1%
Information technology technicians
1%
Administrative occupations: records
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

Primary 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.

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

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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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:

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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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