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York St John University

Primary Education (Upper Primary, 5-11)

UCAS Code: X320
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

31%

Subjects
  • Academic studies in education
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£14k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
120

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

31%

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

£9,000

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

What role in society can be more crucial than that which shapes childrenâ??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)

Modules

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
56%
21%

Year 1

20%
76%
4%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
33%

Year 1

73%
27%

Year 2

83%
17%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) for the purpose of delivering initial teacher training programmes to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS). National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
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
11% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £14k LOW
Graduates who are health associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

22%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

11%

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 early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not classed as 'graduate level' in the stats, but many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
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