The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on completion of skills tests. During the university based component of the course students study the subjects of the National Curriculum and religious education for the primary age range, with their appropriate pedagogy. Students are introduced to the practical aspects of classroom management and explore some wider issues concerning early years and primary education. Course content reflects current initiatives and development in education. The school based component is focused on 2 placements in different schools. One placement is in Key Stage 1 and the other in Key Stage 2. Initially applicants assist the class teachers and then take responsibility for the classes for a substantial period in the spring and summer terms. They are placed in partnership schools where teachers have been trained to act as mentors to support and assess them. Students spend 90 days of the course in school.
School experience 1; school experience 2; teaching mathematics at Key Stages 1 and 2; teaching English at Key Stages 1 and 2; teaching science at Key Stage 1 and 2; English and mathematics; foundation stage curriculum; professional studies; information communication technology across the curriculum.
Course Additional Entry
2.2 Bachelor Honours degree or above. All subjects are considered. Degree must have 50 per cent content in a National Curriculum subject or 1 A'level pass in a National Curriculum subject. GCSE grade C in mathematics, English, science. At least 2 weeks work experience in a UK or Republic of Ireland primary context before applying.
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