Which? uses cookies to improve our sites and by continuing you agree to our cookies policy

York St John University

Primary Education (5-11)

UCAS Code: X320
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Academic studies in education
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£15.8k MED
Icon pencil

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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
Icon docs

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

What role in society can be more crucial than that which shapes children’s lives and prepares them for adulthood? Teaching is without doubt one of the most important professions; without teaching there would be no other professions. It is also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling careers. This exciting programme is for those wishing to train as primary teachers and attain a degree in primary Education. The whole programme is based on the principle of reflective practice with an enquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Candidates will need to apply to teach children aged 3-7 (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1) or 5-11 years (Key stages 1 and 2)


The programme will be delivered through a series of modules (16 in total over three years). You will be taught in a variety of ways; A minority of sessions in whole group lectures (over 100 students), a vast majority of sessions in workshops and seminars (groups of 25 - 30 students) and tutorials (1- 6 students). In the first two years there will be compulsory modules covering Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum subjects, professional issues eg classroom management, School Experience and thematic approaches to the whole primary curriculum. In the third year of the programme you will be able to choose two areas of specialism for deeper study: an advanced professional focus (APF) and an advanced subject focus (ASF). There are four main strands to the degree: School Experience; Professional Studies; Curriculum Studies; Final Year Specialisms.

York St John University

The Quad

As a student at York St John you will have the opportunity to live and study in our amazing city. Our campus is in a stunning setting facing the world-famous York Minster. York St John was originally founded in 1841 as a teacher training college these days, we have invested over 75 million to make sure we have cutting edge facilities for you to benefit from.

How you'll spend your time

Sorry, we don’t have study time information to display here

How you'll be assessed

Sorry, we don’t have course assessment information to display here

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.

Icon bubble

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?

Overall student satisfaction 83%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
290 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £15.8k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
Carousel arrow left Carousel arrow right
Get all the advice
Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up
Follow us