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Primary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status BA(Hons): Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2019

The minimum requirement for entry for all types of Level 3 qualification is 112 UCAS points.

When you apply to us, we consider your full application, not just your Level 3 qualifications. If you have not achieved, or do not expect to achieve, the 112 UCAS points, you should still consider making an application.

  • A levels/AS levels
    • Minimum of one B and one C grade (72 points) at A-level; the remaining points can be made up of A level and AS grades.
    • These should be in subjects relevant to the national curriculum. Please note that General Studies is not included.
  • BTEC National Qualifications
    • Extended Diploma Grade DMM or above
    • Diploma Grade D*D*
    • Two extended certificates at grade D*
    These should be in subjects relevant to the national curriculum or primary education.
  •  Access to Higher Education Diploma
    • An accredited Access course with modules relevant to the national curriculum or primary education.
  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in an area relevant to primary education will be considered.

You can calculate your UCAS points here.

Additional Requirements:

  •  5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken before 2017) in English, mathematics, science and two other subjects.
    • If you do not have GCSEs in English, mathematics and science, you may take equivalency tests at the School of Education following acceptance of any potential offer given. View further details >
    • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to a face-to face interview and will be required to undertake numeracy and literacy tests. You will also engage in a group-based discussion and have a formal interview with a university tutor.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Professional Skills tests in literacy and numeracy.
  • Satisfactory DBS check and Occupational Health Clearance (these will be conducted following acceptance of any potential offer given).
  • 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.

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 5.5 or 6.0 in each element if using it as your GCSE English language qualification for teacher training. 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 recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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 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 if you are looking to accept your offer with Kingston University 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

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