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St Mary's University, Twickenham

Primary Education with QTS

UCAS Code: X120
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (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
£23k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

72 points must be made up of at least a B and a C grade, not including General Studies. The remaining 32 points may be made up using any qualifications including General Studies.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 102 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

Not available

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

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Course description

St Mary’s is a renowned institution for teacher training and has close connections to many leading primary schools in and around London. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of primary education with three years to acquire the relevant knowledge and skills needed to be an outstanding teacher. In line with our mission statement, we teach you how to educate and inspire future generations. We seek to prepare teachers for both religious and secular schools with special provision for those intending to teach in Roman Catholic and other Christian schools. Our degree programme trains you to teach children aged 5 to 11 years old. School experience is an integral part of the course and will be in Key Stages 1 and 2. You spend a minimum of seven weeks in school each year where you progress from teaching small groups to whole classes. We promote international links and there are opportunities to study abroad during the course. You will be supported by a passionate and caring team of experienced tutors who strive for excellence in the theory and practice of teaching. Fantastic resources and support systems will be available for you throughout your degree. Teaching takes place in purpose-built classrooms that mirror those found in primary schools. Tutors model good practice in the use of technology and use lectures, seminars, and group activities to stimulate and encourage you to become reflective practitioners. You will be assessed through essays, rationales, portfolios, lesson plans, presentations, resource innovation and one formal examination. School experience is assessed against the Teacher’s Standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. Key facts • Our Primary Education with QTS course has a 98% employment rate (2015/16) • Our Primary Education courses are judged by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ - the highest grade attainable in an Ofsted inspection. • Strong links are made between theory and practice and the degree and school elements are interlinked. • There is a focus on student-led learning and you are encouraged to take ownership of your professional development. • You choose four elective subjects in the second year, allowing you to showcase your talents and follow your particular interests. • Enhancement placements enable you to focus on your strengths and areas for development.


The first year of the course is an introduction to the skills, knowledge and understanding required to teach effectively in a primary school. Professional Studies and the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, physical education (PE) and modern foreign languages (MFL) are at the centre of the programme. Students also have the opportunity to study all the foundation subjects of the National Curriculum to gain an understanding of the broad base of subjects currently taught in schools. Year Two continues to build the skills, knowledge and understanding required to teach effectively in a primary school. Alongside the core subjects, students choose four elective modules. The third year completes the students' training as well-rounded classroom teachers. The students study the core subjects, one elective subject and complete a research project with a practical, class-based focus.

St Mary's University, Twickenham


St Mary's University is unique in every sense of the word. As a student here, you'll be a part of more than an academic institution you'll also be in a close-knit community which has always valued diversity, sporting and academic brilliance and a sense of fun! Strawberry Hill House, a 300 year-old piece of gothic architecture, is the campus focal point.

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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
334 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 £23k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


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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