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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Primary Education

UCAS Code: X321

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Achieve 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 level 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent qualification

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

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We will accept triple grades gained from a combination of other BTEC qualifications

UCAS Tariff

96
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary education

If you want to understand primary education and you might wish to become a primary teacher, this course will suit you. You’ll explore what it’s like to teach and complete a placement in each year with a minimum of 20 hours in a school.
Whilst a BEd is a fast track to teaching, this gives you more time to consider the theories behind education before deciding what to do. You do not need to pass QTS skills tests and you will not gain Qualified Teacher Status, however you can follow this course with a PGCE or School Direct course.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Learn within a hugely experienced education team with a wide variety of expertise.
• Placement projects available each year, working with a tutor in a school.
• Take time to practise for your QTS skills tests and take any GCSEs you are missing.
• Work with practising teachers on your modules, giving you an insight into the realities of the classroom.

**What might I become?**
Many students go on to a primary teaching qualification through School Direct or PGCE, and this course fully prepares you for those routes, including helping you to review what type of teacher you might become. Other opportunities include early years teacher training, community education, youth work, children’s workforce professionals or educational officers.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Primary Education at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Ranked in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published 23 Sept 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates.

Modules

Sara - Third year, BA Primary Education
“In the first year we enjoyed exploring children’s literature and we learnt the skills to reflect on our own practice. The second year had a range of modules such as outdoor education and forest school which were both taught on site. During the leadership and management module we learnt skills for being a teacher and progressing into senior leadership. In the third year we will complete a dissertation, rounded up with a module of learning the importance of play within children’s learning.”

1st Year
Learning to learn in Higher Education
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Education studies
Child Development
Placement
Children’s Literature and Drama in Education

2nd Year
Research Methods in Education
Global Childhoods
Critical Approaches to Numeracy in the Primary School
Experiential Placement
Pedagogical Paradigms
Learning and Teaching

3rd Year
Research Project
Placement
Leadership and Quality in Education
Supporting Children and Young People
Developing a Personal Philosophy of Education

Assessment methods

Through a variety of tasks including poster presentations, the making of artefacts, essays, exams and blogs. Your teaching is not assessed at this point, allowing you the chance to experiment and reflect on what does and does not work in your teaching style.

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
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

Institute of 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.

60%
low
Primary education

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.

Education

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
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

75%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
25%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

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.

Education

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.

£13,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
low
Employed or in further education
36%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

47%
Childcare and related personal services
14%
Caring personal services
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Primary education

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

£23k

£23k

£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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