|Attendance||UCAS code||Year of entry|
|3 years full time||XQD3||2017|
This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to become a highly effective primary teacher working in the stimulating and dynamic setting of the primary classroom. It will also provide you with the opportunity to develop your expertise in a subject specialism. School experience in our excellent range of partnership schools is an integral part of the degree.
Pedagogy – the art of teaching – underpins the degree. You will develop a full range of professional skills, apply them in schools and qualify to teach across the full primary phase (5 to 11 years).
You will study all elements of the national curriculum. In addition, during the first term, you will choose one of three subject specialisms: English, science or maths. Each specialism has two intertwined strands. The first builds deep understanding of the subject, enhances subject knowledge and analyses subject-specific teaching. The second examines debates within the subject, leading to an independent research project in your final year. Subject specialism takes approximately a fifth of your total study time.
You will learn to teach key national curriculum subjects (eg English, mathematics and science) at primary level, while enhancing your own knowledge of them. Other curriculum subjects (eg art, geography, history, performing arts and drama, physical education, religious education, modern foreign languages) which are important to children's balanced growth and development are also covered. Pedagogy informs all areas of the course, giving insight into children's learning and a variety of teaching methods.
You will spend a total of 120 days in schools during your degree. Placements will be in different schools each year so that you experience a range of classroom settings and work with children from different backgrounds: inner and outer London, Surrey and Hampshire.
You will be supported as you develop your teaching skills and take increasing responsibility for children's learning. You will also observe and analyse experienced teachers. The employability project and the outreach programme give you opportunities to work with children in broader educational settings.
Please be aware: applicants starting initial teacher training courses need to pass the skills tests before starting their course to ensure they can be recommended for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). Find out about how to register for the skills test.
School of Education Open Day
Saturday 5 November 2016
Attend our Open Day if you are interested in becoming a teacher in early years, primary (5–11) or secondary or want to specialise in early years education.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University on a not-for-credit basis as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
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