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Primary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

Statutory entry requirements

  • An honours first degree of UK higher education institution or equivalent overseas qualification.
  • For PGCE Primary with Mathematics - typically have B or higher at A level Mathematics and honours degree. In order to qualify for the government bursary, you must have achieved B or higher in A level Mathematics and at least 2:2 in honours degree. Click here for further details.
  • GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in English, science and mathematics. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement in any of these subjects, you may take equivalency tests at the School of Education following acceptance of any potential offer given. View further details.
  • A pass in the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy before commencing their course. More information on this can be found on the Get into Teaching website.
  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and Health checking process identifies no concerns about suitability to teach.

Additional entry requirement

If you're offered a place on a teacher training course, it's recommended that you spend time in a school in your chosen age phase to familiarise yourselves with the demands and expectations of teaching.

Note that you apply through UCAS Teacher Training for this course.

Equivalency tests

If you do not meet the GCSE English, mathematics or science requirement, you will be pleased to know you can take equivalency tests at the School of Education (free of charge) following acceptance of any potential offer given for a teacher-training course.

Please note a pass in these tests is considered to be of the same standard as GCSE grade 4, however, it does not offer a formal GCSE qualification. Therefore, passing the test(s) will allow you to gain entry to a teacher-training course at Kingston University only and not any other course or training provider. 

We do encourage you to prepare for your test and have included some useful links for English, maths and science to support you with this.

English

Mathematics

Science

Dates

We have listed dates for the test sessions so you can plan ahead. Please get in touch with us (education@kingston.ac.uk) if you are looking to accept your offer with Kingston and need to complete a GCSE equivalency test so we can send you further details.

  • Thursday 28 February 2019
  • Thursday 28 March 2019
  • Thursday 25 April 2019
  • Thursday 23 May 2019

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

For further information:

School of Education
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5145
Email us

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For further information:

School of Education
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5145
Email us

Location

This course is taught at Kingston Hill

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