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Primary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status BA(Hons): Teaching, learning and assessment

Teaching and assessment for this course

Teaching is through lectures, field trips, group activities, practical workshops, work with pupils and school experience.

Progress is measured through continuous assessment (eg essays, reports, presentations, projects, practical learning), not exams. Academic, tutorial and pastoral support is provided throughout.

Contact hours for this course

The number of learning hours for each module is determined by its credit weighting. For example, for a 30 credit module there would be 300 learning hours. This would be divided into contact hours (e.g. time spent with your core course team), placement hours and independent learning hours (including study, tutorials, clinical visits, skills practice, etc.)

Full details of modules and credit weighting can be found in the programme specification

Workload for this course

The amount of time you will spend in practice learning will depend on your arrangement with the school. For the BA Primary award, each module requires 35 hours of scheduled learning and teaching, 115 hours of guided independent study, and 150 hours of Study Abroad or Placement hours. The different settings for learning provide important opportunities to work collaboratively with peers, tutors and teachers. You will work in both university and school environments which will help develop your understanding of teaching. 

Teaching, learning and assessment at Kingston University

Curriculum

Our courses are carefully constructed to allow you to build knowledge and skills progressively during your degree programme.

We constantly update our curriculum to ensure that it covers the latest developments in your subject area, including the research and professional experience that your tutors bring to the course.

Our course teams also draw on the wealth of experience provided by our professional contacts and highly successful alumni who feed into the design of our courses and provide masterclasses and workshops to enrich your learning.

Academic skills support

Our courses take a progressive approach to help develop your academic skills through the modules you study.

Our Academic Skills Centres also provide one-to-one support and advice on the techniques you need to be a successful student including:

  • essay writing;
  • exam techniques;
  • presentation skills;
  • editing and web skills; and
  • research skills.

During your degree you will develop the independence, creativity and excellent communication skills that we know employers look for in successful graduates.

Assessment

Assignments are designed not just to test what you know, but to help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence. 

Because we want you to reach your full potential in every assignment, we build in opportunities for practice and 'feed forward' on assessment tasks so that you will know what you need to do to perform at your best when you submit your work.

When we return your work, we give you clear feedback that will show you what you need to work on next time. You'll have the opportunity to discuss the comments on your work one-to-one with your lecturers and your personal tutor.

Personal tutors

When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor – the member of academic staff who will keep a particular eye on your progress throughout your time at Kingston University (and after you graduate) and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer at Kingston University.

Your tutor will give you academic guidance and will make sure that you know how to access our other support services if you need them.

Additional costs

The fees for your course cover costs required to complete set projects and course requirements. However, costs incurred through elective projects additional to course requirements will be your responsibility and will not impact your final course mark.

New students will be provided with information on course requirements on our Getting Ready website and current students will receive information via StudySpace.

Professional registration

If you belong to a registered professional body please provide details at interview, for all subjects. There are costs involved for professional registration and membership, but this is not covered by the University.

Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS) (enhanced police check)

Some courses will involve a high level of unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults and you will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check as part of the admissions process. If you have received an offer from the University, we will bear the processing cost of your DBS application; there is an optional update service which the faculty recommends that students subscribe to at their own cost for their further professional development (currently £13).

Work Experience

Costs are not reimbursed for work experience taken before enrolment.

Textbooks and learning materials

All required reading materials and resources will be provided or made accessible online at no extra cost to you.

Placements and travel expenses

A significant part of your course will be spent in practical learning environments. Although the exact duration and structure of these placements will vary, they will usually form a key part of the successful completion of your course and the foundation of your future career. We have long-established links with excellent placement providers and will always endeavour to find the right location to suit your individual needs.

Education

FdA and top-up students are not eligible to claim travel expenses. BA Primary undergraduates can claim for travel when on placements. This is only if the cost of travel has exceeded £100. They are responsible for the first £100 of their travel.

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Programme specification

A programme specification is a summary of the main features of a programme and provides details of the intended learning outcomes for students. It details the teaching, learning and assessment methods, including the structure of the programme.

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