What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
112 UCAS points including a Grade B in Science.
Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.
Considered alongside other qualifications.
In a Science-based BTEC.
28 points overall to include Grade 5 at Higher Level in Science.
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.
% applicants receiving offers67%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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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 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.
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