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Sheffield Hallam University

Primary Education (5-11) with QTS

UCAS Code: X120

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:20,P:25

QAA recognised diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3, including 20 credits at merit or above. Ideally, but not essentially, at least 18 credits at level 3 should be in a primary national curriculum subject. You can take GCSE equivalents for English, mathematics and science on Access courses (12 level 2 credits in each).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4, or equivalent* Mathematics at grade C or 4, or equivalent* Science at grade C or 4, or equivalent* Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. * GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk * GCSE science equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk • OCR National Level 2 Science • BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least two A levels including at least 40 points in each, one of which would normally be a primary national curriculum subject though this is not essential, or DMM from equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Primary teaching

Train for a career as a creative primary teacher on a course offered in partnership with local and regional primary schools.

• Gain an understanding of how children learn.
• Focus on the development of children and the teaching of the core subjects.
• Work in classrooms alongside your studies throughout.

Develop your knowledge of teaching and learning in the primary years and key policies in the primary age phase. You will build your understanding of key stage 1 and 2 education and curriculum teaching. In your third year you also have the opportunity to engage in your own area of classroom research, enabling you to develop your expertise and classroom practice in your specialism.

**How you learn**

On this course, you'll spend a significant number of days each year in local and regional partner schools, applying the skills that you have learned on Hallam's City Campus. You'll study Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum and teaching methods, so you're ready to work in any primary school - over 96 per cent of our graduates are teaching or in further study within six months of graduating.

You learn through:

• placement work
• lectures and seminars
• reflective writing
• practical assessments

**Work placements**

You are in school throughout the first year, and in addition to your assessed placement, you will undertake four national priority school-based training placements. In your final year you carry out school-based research in your chosen specialism.

**Future careers**

This course prepares you for a career in:

• academia
• local authorities
• voluntary sector
• non-government organisation (NGOs)
• administrative and research posts
• enrichment work with young people
• general graduate careers including retail management and the civil service

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.

**Year 1 compulsory modules**
Introduction To The Foundation Subjects In Primary - 20 credits
Introduction To The Primary Core Curriculum - 40 credits
Placement 1
Professional Learning 1 - 20 credits
Understanding Learning And Learners 1 - 20 credits
Understanding Learning And Learners 2 - 20 credits

**Year 2 compulsory modules**
Developing Enquiry Through A Specialism - 20 credits
Developing The Core Curriculum - 40 credits
Developing The Foundation Subjects - 20 credits
Placement 2
Professional Learning 2 - 20 credits
Understanding Inclusion - 20 credits

**Final year compulsory modules**
Educational Enquiry - 40 credits
Enhancing The English And Digital Literacy Curriculum - 20 credits
Enhancing The Maths And Science Curriculum - 20 credits
Placement 3
Professional Learning 3 - 20 credits
Values And Issues In Education - 20 credits

Assessment methods

Coursework and practical assessment

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

79%
med
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
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

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
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
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£22,467
med
Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
43%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Teaching and educational professionals
3%
Childcare and related personal services
1%
Legal associate professionals
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.

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£25k

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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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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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