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Plymouth University

Primary (Science)

UCAS Code: X1F9
Bachelor of Education (with Honours) - BEd (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Training teachers
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112 UCAS points including a Grade B in Science.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Considered alongside other qualifications.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In a Science-based BTEC.

International Baccalaureate

28 points overall to include Grade 5 at Higher Level in Science.

UCAS tariff points

Including a Grade B in Science.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Get hands-on with this practical course designed to help you become a standout primary science teacher. Experience teaching methods shaped by our own research expertise and learn on the job in educational settings across the South West. With much of the course taking place in local primary schools, you’ll develop your skills in the real world and get the preparation you need to take on responsibilities as a subject-lead in this dynamic and exciting field. You will launch your career through getting integrated Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which means you can begin your teaching career immediately. You will boost your employability through getting support in preparing for interviews and entering the workplace throughout the program. Launch your career – integrated Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) means you can begin your teaching career immediately. Gain invaluable practical experience teaching in schools, equipping yourself with the professional skills you need to be a successful, confident primary school teacher. Stand out from the crowd: your subject specialism will enable you to be a subject leader in schools. Boost your employability – throughout the programme you’ll be supported in preparing for interviews and entering the workplace. Expand your horizons, enhance your practical experience and set yourself above the competition by taking the opportunity to teach and study abroad. Benefit from studying a course rated 'Good' by Ofsted (2013/2014) and learning from an academic team who are leading the way in their subjects, carrying out research that turns heads worldwide. Learn through interactive workshops and with no end-of-year/semester exams. 80 per cent of students were in work/study six months after finishing and 96 per cent of those in employment six months after the course were in a professional/managerial job (source: 2016 DLHE survey results available on Unistats*).


In your first year, you’ll focus on the knowledge, skills and understanding to teach children and explore how children learn and develop. You’ll study modules in your specialist subject, core and foundation subjects, and education studies. You’ll gain practical experience of the classroom with two-week and five-week school placements across the primary age range, working beside a fellow BEd student, as well as a one-week 'saturation placement' linked to the foundation subjects. In your second year, you’ll build on your growing knowledge and expertise, particularly in science and special educational needs. Classroom experience will come from a four-week 'paired' school experience, a three-week school experience linked to the core subjects, and a one-week 'saturation placement' related to science, allowing you to develop your understanding of professionalism and professional identity. In your final year, you’ll develop your subject specialism and leadership skills, as well as producing your teaching dissertation. You’ll reflect on your professional identity and how to shape your teaching practice for the future. And you’ll gain significant practical experience on an eight-week school experience, where you’ll take full responsibility for the age phase in your chosen pathway. You’ll also have extensive support in obtaining, and preparing for, your first post. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Plymouth University

Roland Levinsky building

Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
306 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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