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Influence the next generation.

Northumbria University is a centre of excellence for initial teacher education. This BA (Hons) Primary Education course gives you the opportunity to work with the whole primary age range of 3–11, with the opportunity to specialise in either the 3-7 or 7-11 age range. The degree is underpinned by a philosophy that has at its heart the right of every child to have the opportunity to the best education possible.

As a teacher you will be in the position of influencing the learning and development of the next generation. These children will need to be able to meet the changing environment of this century and become creative, innovative and flexible life-long learners.

We believe that to enable children to thrive, you, as a teacher in charge of the learning environment, must be creative, motivated, flexible, sensitive to and eager to learn from and with the children in your care.

Your Learning Experience

On this fast-paced degree course, school-based placements form a significant part of your learning. From day one, we will equip you with the skills to inspire and educate young children, combining theory with professional practice that will enhance your critical and reflective abilities.

Your time at Northumbria will enable you to develop your own thinking, learning and creativity, and in just three years you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as accredited by the Department for Education.

Why study BA (Hons) Primary Education at Northumbria?

  • Top University - Education at Northumbria is ranked Top 20 in the UK by the Complete University Guide for 2024.
  • A Research Powerhouse - Social Policy is ranked 3rd in the UK for research power in the UK out of 76 submissions (REF, 2021). This represents a rise of 15 places compared to 2014.
  • Student Rated - Over 90% of students studying Primary Education at Northumbria believed their course challenged them to achieve their best work and the library resources supported their learning (NSS, 2023).

Influence the next generation.

Northumbria University is a centre of excellence for initial teacher education. This BA (Hons) Primary Education course gives you the opportunity to work with the whole primary age range of 3–11, with the opportunity to specialise in either the 3-7 or 7-11 age range. The degree is underpinned by a philosophy that has at its heart the right of every child to have the opportunity to the best education possible.

As a teacher you will be in the position of influencing the learning and development of the next generation. These children will need to be able to meet the changing environment of this century and become creative, innovative and flexible life-long learners.

We believe that to enable children to thrive, you, as a teacher in charge of the learning environment, must be creative, motivated, flexible, sensitive to and eager to learn from and with the children in your care.

Your Learning Experience

On this fast-paced degree course, school-based placements form a significant part of your learning. From day one, we will equip you with the skills to inspire and educate young children, combining theory with professional practice that will enhance your critical and reflective abilities.

Your time at Northumbria will enable you to develop your own thinking, learning and creativity, and in just three years you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) as accredited by the Department for Education.

Why study BA (Hons) Primary Education at Northumbria?

  • Top University - Education at Northumbria is ranked Top 20 in the UK by the Complete University Guide for 2024.
  • A Research Powerhouse - Social Policy is ranked 3rd in the UK for research power in the UK out of 76 submissions (REF, 2021). This represents a rise of 15 places compared to 2014.
  • Student Rated - Over 90% of students studying Primary Education at Northumbria believed their course challenged them to achieve their best work and the library resources supported their learning (NSS, 2023).

Course Information

UCAS Code
X120

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years Full Time

Department
Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2024 or September 2025

Fees
Fee Information

Modules
Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2024/25

Standard Entry

112 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Northumbria University is committed to supporting all individuals to achieve their ambitions. We have a range of schemes and alternative offers to make sure as many individuals as possible are given an opportunity to study at our University regardless of personal circumstances or background. To find out more, review our Northumbria Entry Requirement Essential Information page for further details www.northumbria.ac.uk/entryrequirementsinfo

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths, English and a Science at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and satisfactory health checks are required. Applicants must meet the DfE's suitability for registration requirements.

If you are an applicant who has previously been enrolled on an Initial Teacher Training programme please make this clear in your application so that we are able to have a discussion with you about why you were not able to complete that programme. 

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

For further admissions guidance and requirements, please visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/admissionsguidance Please review this information before submitting your application.

Entry Requirements 2025/26

Standard Entry

112 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Northumbria University is committed to supporting all individuals to achieve their ambitions. We have a range of schemes and alternative offers to make sure as many individuals as possible are given an opportunity to study at our University regardless of personal circumstances or background. To find out more, review our Northumbria Entry Requirement Essential Information page for further details www.northumbria.ac.uk/entryrequirementsinfo

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths, English and a Science at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants will be required to attend an interview. A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate and satisfactory health checks are required. Applicants must meet the DfE's suitability for registration requirements.

If you are an applicant who has previously been enrolled on an Initial Teacher Training programme please make this clear in your application so that we are able to have a discussion with you about why you were not able to complete that programme. 

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

For further admissions guidance and requirements, please visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/admissionsguidance Please review this information before submitting your application.

Fees and Funding 2024/25 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.


EU Fee in Year 1: £18,250

International Fee in Year 1: £18,250


Please see the main Funding Pages for 24/25 scholarship information.

 


ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs associated with travel to placement schools and travel to venues for offsite visits. We would anticipate this being in the region of £650 per student.

Fees and Funding 2025/26 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: TBC

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.



EU Fee in Year 1: **TBC


International Fee in Year 1: TBC

ADDITIONAL COSTS

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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Curriculum Studies 1 (40 Credits)

In the first year of your degree you will be introduced to subject knowledge for planning, teaching and learning across the core and non-core curriculum subjects, as set out in the National Curriculum and prime and specific areas of learning, as set out by the Early Years Foundation Stage.

You will be able to study each subject; gaining knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning relating to these subjects with young children across the 3-7 and 7-11 age phases. You will be introduced to the curriculum and approaches in; English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Physical Education, Art and Design, Music, History, Geography, Design and Technology and Religious Education as well as aspects of Personal, Social and Emotional Development. You will study each of the subjects as a discrete subject, which supports you in developing insights into the uniqueness of each of the subjects and the contribution each makes to the education of the whole child. You will also develop some insights into subject specific applications, pedagogy and integrated learning, which is explored further in Curriculum Studies 2, throughout year 2 of your programme.

You will carry out a personal skills audit in each subject area (including Early Reading and Early Mathematics) to ensure that your individual needs are catered for and throughout the module you will be required to engage with the use of e-based and other learning resources to support your subject knowledge development. You will be required to utilise this subject knowledge across your placement opportunities throughout the year in Educational Placements 1, and in University via a poster presentation, a ‘learning mind-map’ which explores the potential learning opportunities drawn from a children’s book in either age phase (3-7 or 7-11). This is inclusive of subject specific learning opportunities and theoretical underpinning, and acts as the final summative assessment for this module. All of which in turn will help to provide you with a framework of experiences and training, which will help your development along your journey to becoming a confident, enthusiastic and successful teacher.

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TE0488 -

Educational Placements 1 (20 Credits)

In this module you will begin to apply your theoretical, pedagogical and subject knowledge, gained through engagement in university based lectures, seminars and workshops, in school based settings. This will take the form of non-assessed placements - during the year. You will focus on the development of specific skills and interventions, with individual children, small groups and whole classes. During these placement days you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding and develop your ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in professional school contexts for the relevant age phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2. You will begin to plan, teach and manage children’s learning across the appropriate curriculum for the relevant age phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2, with appropriate support from experienced professionals. You will develop valuable skills including the ability to reflect upon your practice and make links between the theoretical aspects of the programme practice in early years and primary educational settings. Through this reflection you will begin to set yourself appropriate professional targets. You will begin to develop a sound knowledge of curriculum pedagogy in core and foundation subjects, for the relevant age phases, through supporting experienced teachers and carrying out set tasks independently. This module is designed to enable you to begin to gain an understanding of, and begin to gather evidence towards the standards and requirements for qualified teacher status.

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TE0489 -

Educational Research & Enquiry 1 (20 Credits)

You will:
• Be introduced to a range of theories, philosophies and ideologies about early primary and primary education and also literature in the field.
• Examine child development theories and the implications for early primary and primary practice.
• Consider progression across the early primary and primary age range taking into account developmental theories and issues related to special educational needs and equal opportunities for young children.
• Consider national documents for curriculum with particular reference to the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum.
• Consider pedagogic approaches and strategies which involve; integrated approaches, planned adult intervention, play and creating learning environments including the use of ICT.
• Consider roles and responsibilities of other agencies involved in the care of young children.
• Consider the enhancement of learning opportunities for young children through the planned management and partnership with parents/carers and other adults in early years and primary settings.

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TE0490 -

Enhanced Curriculum Studies 1 (20 Credits)

In the first year of your degree you will be introduced to the core concepts and principles relating to all of the subject enhancement areas. The main focus in Year 1 is on developing your broad subject and pedagogical knowledge across all of the subject enhancement areas and to develop the qualities and transferrable skills to engage effectively in collaborative group work. The module offers a range of supported experiences of education beyond the classroom primarily in the form of a week of collaborative learning with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. You will be supported to research and evaluate your experiences in the light of researching literature, including current government documentation and Ofsted reports and consideration of the curricular requirements within the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2. The module will provide you with collaborative peer-led opportunities to develop skills and understanding to inform your wider teaching. However its primary aim is to provide you with a broad and balanced experience of subjects beyond the ‘core’ to enable you to make an informed decision about the subject you will chose as your enhancement subject for Years 2 and 3 of this module.

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TE0491 -

Professional Studies (20 Credits)

You will learn about the key issues, policies, agendas and legislation that impact upon the roles and responsibilities of the reflective teacher as you work towards your employment in education. You will explore professional practice in the following themes:
• Your professional expectations and responsibilities within the Teacher’s Standards (DfE, 2012)
• The needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
• How to successfully manage behaviour
• The needs of children with English as an Additional Language
• Examine issues related to diversity and inclusion
• Examine issues of ensuring Safeguarding procedures with young children

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RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

More information

TE5508 -

Curriculum Studies 2 (3-7 years) (40 Credits)

In the second year of your degree you will be building upon the work covered through this strand (in Curriculum Studies 1) during the first year of the programme within the early primary and primary curriculum. The focus in Year 2 is on developing your emerging subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment techniques across core and non-core curriculum subjects, as set out in key Stage One of the National Curriculum and the Areas of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Effective planning forms the basis for your study across the core and foundation subjects; concentrating upon considering the necessary subject knowledge and creative skills related specifically to the planning and teaching of these subject areas for children in Foundation Stage or Key Stage One. In addition to this you will also be able to consider and apply your knowledge and skills to a range of non-core curriculum subjects. You will be introduced to the curriculum across the 3-7 age phases via subject specific and transferable approaches to teaching and learning in core and foundation subjects in order to consider how to plan to meet children’s individual needs in each distinct subject area. You will continue to be audited in each subject area (including early reading and early mathematics) to ensure that your individual needs are catered for.

You will be required to engage with the use of e-based and other learning resources to independently support your subject knowledge development throughout the module which aims to enable you to begin to apply your knowledge, skills, experiences and training, to apply in partnership schools via the Educational Placements 2 module and in the University via a written planning task which offers you the opportunity to practise your emerging knowledge and skills to plan a differentiated sequence of lessons demonstrating clear routes to children’s learning. This is inclusive of subject specific learning opportunities and theoretical underpinning, and acts as the final summative assessment for this module. All of which in turn will help to provide you with a framework of experiences and training, which will help your development along your journey to becoming a confident, enthusiastic and successful teacher.

More information

TE5509 -

Educational Placements 2 (20 Credits)

In this module you will continue to apply your theoretical, pedagogical and subject knowledge in school based settings. This will take the form of a non-assessed placement focussing on the development of specific skills and a sustained assessed placement. During these placements you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding and develop your ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in professional school contexts for the relevant age phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2. You will be expected to plan, teach, manage, monitor and assess across the appropriate curriculum for the relevant age phases of Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2, initially with appropriate help from experienced professionals but moving towards doing so independently. You will develop valuable skills including the ability to critically reflect, analyse and evaluate your personal and professional understanding and practice in early years and primary educational settings. Through this reflection you will work with your school based mentor to set your own professional targets. You will develop a sound knowledge of curriculum pedagogy in core subjects, for the relevant age phases 3-7 or 7-11, through operating with increasing independence. This module is designed to enable you to meet the standards and requirements for Qualified Teacher Status.

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TE5510 -

Educational Research & Enquiry 2 (20 Credits)

You will:
• Explore, reflect upon and analyse issues and implications of education that start with the young child.
• Develop your reflection and analysis of the key elements and debates surrounding the notion of an early years and primary teacher in a range of educational and social contexts.
• Reflect upon a range of theories, philosophies and ideologies about early years and primary education, starting the process of developing your own ideas.
• Ground discussions in your reflection upon both relevant and recent literature in early years and primary education from some historical, national and international perspectives, your experiences and emerging philosophies.
• Explore implications for practice from your reflections upon the contexts and perspectives of a variety of early years and primary settings.
• Analyse the issues surrounding the roles and responsibilities of the early years and primary teacher in relation to your own developing practice.
• Deepen your understanding of the progression in development of the whole child, recognising the experiences up to three years of age and through education into Key Stage 2 and the implications this has for practice.
• Explore, reflect upon and analyse the issues and implications of collaborative engagement with the child’s primary carers and other agencies for the education of the young child.

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TE5511 -

Enhanced Curriculum Studies 2 (20 Credits)

In the second year of your degree you will be building upon the opportunities for collaborative and independent learning experienced during the previous year of the programme. The main focus in Year 2 is on developing your subject knowledge, understanding and passion for your chosen subject enhancement area. You will be supported to research and evaluate thinking at the forefront of the discipline within your chosen subject. This will take the form of researching literature, including current government documentation and Ofsted reports and consideration of the curricular requirements within the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2. You will reflect upon your learning across the other modules as you apply underpinning concepts and principles of learning to your chosen subject. You will develop the specific subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment in your subject enhancement area. The module aims to provide you with collaborative peer-led opportunities to develop a framework of skills, experiences and training, to enable you to communicate your knowledge, understanding and passion for your subject enhancement area, enabling you to teach this subject with confidence.

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TE5512 -

Professional Studies 2 (20 Credits)

Throughout this module you will learn to critically reflect upon the role and responsibility of the teacher as a professional including legislation in education related to the child and family which impacts upon the teacher’s role. You will develop your abilities to reflect upon the different discourses including philosophical, ideological and political perspectives across the relevant age phase(s) of education related to learning and teaching and professional related issues. You will synthesise your understanding of, and reflect upon your personal development as a professional related to your experience in educational contexts across the relevant age phase(s) to enable you to move towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards (DfE, 2012) for QTS, via an (ICT based) professional portfolio. You will be able to use the professional body requirements, literature in the field (including inspection and research evidence) and the taught elements of this module in order to analyse the above to develop your personal professional profiles. Ultimately you will develop your understanding of working within a multi-professional context and the complexities of the relevant age phase(s) and the implications for your professional practice with young children.

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TE5513 -

Curriculum Studies 2 (7-11) (40 Credits)

In the second year of your degree you will be building upon the work covered through this strand (in Curriculum Studies 1) during the first year of the programme within the early primary and primary curriculum. The focus in Year 2 is on developing your emerging subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment techniques across core and non-core curriculum subjects, as set out in Key Stage Two of the National Curriculum.

Effective planning forms the basis for your study across the core subjects; concentrating upon considering the necessary subject knowledge and creative skills related specifically to the planning and teaching of these subject areas for children in Key Stage Two . In addition to this you will also be able to consider and apply your knowledge and skills to a range of non-core curriculum subjects. You will be introduced to the curriculum across the 7-11 age phase via subject specific and transferable approaches to teaching and learning in core and non-core subjects in order to consider how to plan to meet children’s individual needs in each distinct subject area. You will continue to be audited in each subject area (including early reading and early mathematics) to ensure that your individual needs are catered for.

You will be required to engage with the use of e-based and other learning resources to independently support your subject knowledge development throughout the module which aims to enable you to begin to apply your knowledge, skills, experiences and training, to apply in partnership schools via the Educational Placements 2 module and in the University via a written planning task which offers you the opportunity to practise your emerging knowledge and skills to plan a differentiated sequence of lessons demonstrating clear routes to children’s learning. This is inclusive of subject specific learning opportunities and theoretical underpinning, and acts as the final summative assessment for this module. All of which in turn will help to provide you with a framework of experiences and training, which will help your development along your journey to becoming a confident, enthusiastic and successful teacher.

More information

RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

More information

TE6669 -

Curriculum Studies 3 (3-7 years) (20 Credits)

In the third year of your degree you will be building upon the work covered during the previous two years of the programme within the Early Primary and Primary curriculum. The focus in Year 3 is on pupil progress and assessment across the across the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, so as to consider progression across the age ranges. In Curriculum Studies 3 you will build upon the study of the specific subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment of the core subjects covered within the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2, developed throughout the Curriculum Studies 2 and Curriculum Studies 1 modules. Here you will focus primarily upon teaching strategies to inform the cyclical planning and teaching, t process of children’s learning in the curriculum subjects across the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 .

This module aims to enable you to consolidate your knowledge and provide you with a framework of skills, experiences and training, to apply in Partnership schools via the Educational Placements 3 module and in the University via a written 2500 word assignment, which acts as the final summative assessment for this module. All of which in turn will help you enhance and refine your developing skills to become a confident, enthusiastic and successful teacher.

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TE6670 -

Educational Placements 3 (20 Credits)

In this module you will continue to apply your theoretical, pedagogical and subject knowledge in school based settings. This will take the form of a final sustained assessed placement. During this placement you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding and develop your ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in professional school contexts for the relevant age phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2. You will be expected to plan, teach, manage, monitor and assess across the appropriate curriculum for the relevant age phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2, initially with appropriate help from experienced professionals but moving towards doing so independently. You will develop valuable skills including the ability to critically reflect, analyse and evaluate your personal and professional understanding and practice in early years and primary educational settings. Through this reflection you will work with your school based mentor to set your own professional targets. You will develop a sound knowledge of curriculum pedagogy in core and foundation subjects, for the relevant age phases 3-7 or 5-11, through operating with increasing independence. This module is designed to enable you to meet the standards and requirements for Qualified Teacher Status.

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TE6671 -

Educational Research & Enquiry 3 (40 Credits)

You will:
• Critically explore and analyse the issues and implications of the early and primary teacher’s role for the education of young children.
• Use your knowledge and understanding to articulate your own theories, philosophies and ideologies about early years and primary education and critically analyse the implications of these ideas and beliefs.
• Critically consider present initiatives, by for example government and local authorities, which impact upon early years and primary education.
• Learn how to undertake a small-scale piece of research leading to a dissertation in an aspect of early years or primary education.

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TE6672 -

Enhanced Curriculum Studies 3 (20 Credits)

In the third year of your degree you will be building upon the opportunities for collaborative and independent learning experienced during the previous two years of the programme. The main focus in Year 3 is on communicating your knowledge, understanding and passion for your subject enhancement area to others. You will be supported to identify current issues and priorities within your subject. This will take the form of researching literature, including current government documentation and Ofsted reports and critical consideration of the curricular requirements within the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2. You will critically reflect upon your learning across the other modules as you identify and evaluate the specific subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment in your subject enhancement area and use this knowledge to plan an ‘in service training activity’ for your non-specialist peers to address the issue or priority identified. The module aims to provide you with a framework of skills, experiences and training, to enable you to communicate your knowledge, understanding and passion for your subject enhancement area, which in turn will help you become a confident and enthusiastic teacher and subject leader.

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Professional Studies 3 (20 Credits)

Throughout this module you will explore professional practice within the context of gaining Qualified Teachers Status, you will learn to participate in reflective and critical debate upon issues that impact on your forthcoming role of the primary teacher and as a professional in the 21st Century. We provide opportunities for you to critically reflect upon major issues relating to your own pedagogy with a coherent and flexible understanding of learning and teaching, within your future role as a primary teacher. You will be able to critically reflect upon the role and purpose of government initiatives, legal requirements and responsibilities, other agencies and governing bodies and partnerships with a variety of people including parents, colleagues and other professionals. You will understand the changing nature and complexity of primary educational provision and underpinning policies. You will recognise your personal and professional responsibility for continuing professional development as part of lifelong learning in a profession. As an autonomous professional you will be able to critically reflect upon and analyse your own development to set personal targets for your continued professional development, and recognise your areas of strengths which can contribute to a strong job application. We will help you prepare for the transition into the teaching profession with an opportunity to take part in a viva.

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Curriculum Studies 3 (7-11) (20 Credits)

In the third year of your degree you will be building upon the work covered during the previous two years of the programme within the Early Primary and Primary curriculum. The focus in Year 3 is on pupil progress and assessment across the across the Key Stage Two so as to consider progression across the age ranges. In Curriculum Studies 3 you will build upon the study of the specific subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment of the core subjects covered within the National Curriculum at Key Stages 2, developed throughout the Curriculum Studies 2 and Curriculum Studies 1 modules. Here you will focus primarily upon teaching strategies to inform the cyclical planning and teaching process of children’s learning in the curriculum across the Key Stage 2.

This module aims to enable you to consolidate your knowledge and provide you with a framework of skills, experiences and training, to apply in Partnership schools via the Educational Placements 3 module and in the University via a written 2500 word assignment, which acts as the final summative assessment for this module. All of which in turn will help you enhance and refine your developing skills to become a confident, enthusiastic and successful teacher.

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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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Curriculum Studies 1 (40 Credits)

In the first year of your degree you will be introduced to subject knowledge for planning, teaching and learning across the core and non-core curriculum subjects, as set out in the National Curriculum and prime and specific areas of learning, as set out by the Early Years Foundation Stage.

You will be able to study each subject; gaining knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning relating to these subjects with young children across the 3-7 and 7-11 age phases. You will be introduced to the curriculum and approaches in; English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Physical Education, Art and Design, Music, History, Geography, Design and Technology and Religious Education as well as aspects of Personal, Social and Emotional Development. You will study each of the subjects as a discrete subject, which supports you in developing insights into the uniqueness of each of the subjects and the contribution each makes to the education of the whole child. You will also develop some insights into subject specific applications, pedagogy and integrated learning, which is explored further in Curriculum Studies 2, throughout year 2 of your programme.

You will carry out a personal skills audit in each subject area (including Early Reading and Early Mathematics) to ensure that your individual needs are catered for and throughout the module you will be required to engage with the use of e-based and other learning resources to support your subject knowledge development. You will be required to utilise this subject knowledge across your placement opportunities throughout the year in Educational Placements 1, and in University via a poster presentation, a ‘learning mind-map’ which explores the potential learning opportunities drawn from a children’s book in either age phase (3-7 or 7-11). This is inclusive of subject specific learning opportunities and theoretical underpinning, and acts as the final summative assessment for this module. All of which in turn will help to provide you with a framework of experiences and training, which will help your development along your journey to becoming a confident, enthusiastic and successful teacher.

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Educational Placements 1 (20 Credits)

In this module you will begin to apply your theoretical, pedagogical and subject knowledge, gained through engagement in university based lectures, seminars and workshops, in school based settings. This will take the form of non-assessed placements - during the year. You will focus on the development of specific skills and interventions, with individual children, small groups and whole classes. During these placement days you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding and develop your ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in professional school contexts for the relevant age phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2. You will begin to plan, teach and manage children’s learning across the appropriate curriculum for the relevant age phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2, with appropriate support from experienced professionals. You will develop valuable skills including the ability to reflect upon your practice and make links between the theoretical aspects of the programme practice in early years and primary educational settings. Through this reflection you will begin to set yourself appropriate professional targets. You will begin to develop a sound knowledge of curriculum pedagogy in core and foundation subjects, for the relevant age phases, through supporting experienced teachers and carrying out set tasks independently. This module is designed to enable you to begin to gain an understanding of, and begin to gather evidence towards the standards and requirements for qualified teacher status.

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Educational Research & Enquiry 1 (20 Credits)

You will:
• Be introduced to a range of theories, philosophies and ideologies about early primary and primary education and also literature in the field.
• Examine child development theories and the implications for early primary and primary practice.
• Consider progression across the early primary and primary age range taking into account developmental theories and issues related to special educational needs and equal opportunities for young children.
• Consider national documents for curriculum with particular reference to the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum.
• Consider pedagogic approaches and strategies which involve; integrated approaches, planned adult intervention, play and creating learning environments including the use of ICT.
• Consider roles and responsibilities of other agencies involved in the care of young children.
• Consider the enhancement of learning opportunities for young children through the planned management and partnership with parents/carers and other adults in early years and primary settings.

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Enhanced Curriculum Studies 1 (20 Credits)

In the first year of your degree you will be introduced to the core concepts and principles relating to all of the subject enhancement areas. The main focus in Year 1 is on developing your broad subject and pedagogical knowledge across all of the subject enhancement areas and to develop the qualities and transferrable skills to engage effectively in collaborative group work. The module offers a range of supported experiences of education beyond the classroom primarily in the form of a week of collaborative learning with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. You will be supported to research and evaluate your experiences in the light of researching literature, including current government documentation and Ofsted reports and consideration of the curricular requirements within the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2. The module will provide you with collaborative peer-led opportunities to develop skills and understanding to inform your wider teaching. However its primary aim is to provide you with a broad and balanced experience of subjects beyond the ‘core’ to enable you to make an informed decision about the subject you will chose as your enhancement subject for Years 2 and 3 of this module.

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Professional Studies (20 Credits)

You will learn about the key issues, policies, agendas and legislation that impact upon the roles and responsibilities of the reflective teacher as you work towards your employment in education. You will explore professional practice in the following themes:
• Your professional expectations and responsibilities within the Teacher’s Standards (DfE, 2012)
• The needs of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
• How to successfully manage behaviour
• The needs of children with English as an Additional Language
• Examine issues related to diversity and inclusion
• Examine issues of ensuring Safeguarding procedures with young children

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RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

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TE5508 -

Curriculum Studies 2 (3-7 years) (40 Credits)

In the second year of your degree you will be building upon the work covered through this strand (in Curriculum Studies 1) during the first year of the programme within the early primary and primary curriculum. The focus in Year 2 is on developing your emerging subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment techniques across core and non-core curriculum subjects, as set out in key Stage One of the National Curriculum and the Areas of Learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Effective planning forms the basis for your study across the core and foundation subjects; concentrating upon considering the necessary subject knowledge and creative skills related specifically to the planning and teaching of these subject areas for children in Foundation Stage or Key Stage One. In addition to this you will also be able to consider and apply your knowledge and skills to a range of non-core curriculum subjects. You will be introduced to the curriculum across the 3-7 age phases via subject specific and transferable approaches to teaching and learning in core and foundation subjects in order to consider how to plan to meet children’s individual needs in each distinct subject area. You will continue to be audited in each subject area (including early reading and early mathematics) to ensure that your individual needs are catered for.

You will be required to engage with the use of e-based and other learning resources to independently support your subject knowledge development throughout the module which aims to enable you to begin to apply your knowledge, skills, experiences and training, to apply in partnership schools via the Educational Placements 2 module and in the University via a written planning task which offers you the opportunity to practise your emerging knowledge and skills to plan a differentiated sequence of lessons demonstrating clear routes to children’s learning. This is inclusive of subject specific learning opportunities and theoretical underpinning, and acts as the final summative assessment for this module. All of which in turn will help to provide you with a framework of experiences and training, which will help your development along your journey to becoming a confident, enthusiastic and successful teacher.

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TE5509 -

Educational Placements 2 (20 Credits)

In this module you will continue to apply your theoretical, pedagogical and subject knowledge in school based settings. This will take the form of a non-assessed placement focussing on the development of specific skills and a sustained assessed placement. During these placements you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding and develop your ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in professional school contexts for the relevant age phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2. You will be expected to plan, teach, manage, monitor and assess across the appropriate curriculum for the relevant age phases of Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2, initially with appropriate help from experienced professionals but moving towards doing so independently. You will develop valuable skills including the ability to critically reflect, analyse and evaluate your personal and professional understanding and practice in early years and primary educational settings. Through this reflection you will work with your school based mentor to set your own professional targets. You will develop a sound knowledge of curriculum pedagogy in core subjects, for the relevant age phases 3-7 or 7-11, through operating with increasing independence. This module is designed to enable you to meet the standards and requirements for Qualified Teacher Status.

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Educational Research & Enquiry 2 (20 Credits)

You will:
• Explore, reflect upon and analyse issues and implications of education that start with the young child.
• Develop your reflection and analysis of the key elements and debates surrounding the notion of an early years and primary teacher in a range of educational and social contexts.
• Reflect upon a range of theories, philosophies and ideologies about early years and primary education, starting the process of developing your own ideas.
• Ground discussions in your reflection upon both relevant and recent literature in early years and primary education from some historical, national and international perspectives, your experiences and emerging philosophies.
• Explore implications for practice from your reflections upon the contexts and perspectives of a variety of early years and primary settings.
• Analyse the issues surrounding the roles and responsibilities of the early years and primary teacher in relation to your own developing practice.
• Deepen your understanding of the progression in development of the whole child, recognising the experiences up to three years of age and through education into Key Stage 2 and the implications this has for practice.
• Explore, reflect upon and analyse the issues and implications of collaborative engagement with the child’s primary carers and other agencies for the education of the young child.

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Enhanced Curriculum Studies 2 (20 Credits)

In the second year of your degree you will be building upon the opportunities for collaborative and independent learning experienced during the previous year of the programme. The main focus in Year 2 is on developing your subject knowledge, understanding and passion for your chosen subject enhancement area. You will be supported to research and evaluate thinking at the forefront of the discipline within your chosen subject. This will take the form of researching literature, including current government documentation and Ofsted reports and consideration of the curricular requirements within the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2. You will reflect upon your learning across the other modules as you apply underpinning concepts and principles of learning to your chosen subject. You will develop the specific subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment in your subject enhancement area. The module aims to provide you with collaborative peer-led opportunities to develop a framework of skills, experiences and training, to enable you to communicate your knowledge, understanding and passion for your subject enhancement area, enabling you to teach this subject with confidence.

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Professional Studies 2 (20 Credits)

Throughout this module you will learn to critically reflect upon the role and responsibility of the teacher as a professional including legislation in education related to the child and family which impacts upon the teacher’s role. You will develop your abilities to reflect upon the different discourses including philosophical, ideological and political perspectives across the relevant age phase(s) of education related to learning and teaching and professional related issues. You will synthesise your understanding of, and reflect upon your personal development as a professional related to your experience in educational contexts across the relevant age phase(s) to enable you to move towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards (DfE, 2012) for QTS, via an (ICT based) professional portfolio. You will be able to use the professional body requirements, literature in the field (including inspection and research evidence) and the taught elements of this module in order to analyse the above to develop your personal professional profiles. Ultimately you will develop your understanding of working within a multi-professional context and the complexities of the relevant age phase(s) and the implications for your professional practice with young children.

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TE5513 -

Curriculum Studies 2 (7-11) (40 Credits)

In the second year of your degree you will be building upon the work covered through this strand (in Curriculum Studies 1) during the first year of the programme within the early primary and primary curriculum. The focus in Year 2 is on developing your emerging subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment techniques across core and non-core curriculum subjects, as set out in Key Stage Two of the National Curriculum.

Effective planning forms the basis for your study across the core subjects; concentrating upon considering the necessary subject knowledge and creative skills related specifically to the planning and teaching of these subject areas for children in Key Stage Two . In addition to this you will also be able to consider and apply your knowledge and skills to a range of non-core curriculum subjects. You will be introduced to the curriculum across the 7-11 age phase via subject specific and transferable approaches to teaching and learning in core and non-core subjects in order to consider how to plan to meet children’s individual needs in each distinct subject area. You will continue to be audited in each subject area (including early reading and early mathematics) to ensure that your individual needs are catered for.

You will be required to engage with the use of e-based and other learning resources to independently support your subject knowledge development throughout the module which aims to enable you to begin to apply your knowledge, skills, experiences and training, to apply in partnership schools via the Educational Placements 2 module and in the University via a written planning task which offers you the opportunity to practise your emerging knowledge and skills to plan a differentiated sequence of lessons demonstrating clear routes to children’s learning. This is inclusive of subject specific learning opportunities and theoretical underpinning, and acts as the final summative assessment for this module. All of which in turn will help to provide you with a framework of experiences and training, which will help your development along your journey to becoming a confident, enthusiastic and successful teacher.

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RV5001 -

Academic Language Skills for Nursing, Midwifery and Health; Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

Academic skills when studying away from your home country can differ due to cultural and language differences in teaching and assessment practices. This module is designed to support your transition in the use and practice of technical language and subject specific skills around assessments and teaching provision in your chosen subject. The overall aim of this module is to develop your abilities to read and study effectively for academic purposes; to develop your skills in analysing and using source material in seminars and academic writing and to develop your use and application of language and communications skills to a higher level.

The topics you will cover on the module include:

• Understanding assignment briefs and exam questions.
• Developing academic writing skills, including citation, paraphrasing, and summarising.
• Practising ‘critical reading’ and ‘critical writing’
• Planning and structuring academic assignments (e.g. essays, reports and presentations).
• Avoiding academic misconduct and gaining credit by using academic sources and referencing effectively.
• Listening skills for lectures.
• Speaking in seminar presentations.
• Presenting your ideas
• Giving discipline-related academic presentations, experiencing peer observation, and receiving formative feedback.
• Speed reading techniques.
• Developing self-reflection skills.

More information

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Curriculum Studies 3 (3-7 years) (20 Credits)

In the third year of your degree you will be building upon the work covered during the previous two years of the programme within the Early Primary and Primary curriculum. The focus in Year 3 is on pupil progress and assessment across the across the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, so as to consider progression across the age ranges. In Curriculum Studies 3 you will build upon the study of the specific subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment of the core subjects covered within the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2, developed throughout the Curriculum Studies 2 and Curriculum Studies 1 modules. Here you will focus primarily upon teaching strategies to inform the cyclical planning and teaching, t process of children’s learning in the curriculum subjects across the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 .

This module aims to enable you to consolidate your knowledge and provide you with a framework of skills, experiences and training, to apply in Partnership schools via the Educational Placements 3 module and in the University via a written 2500 word assignment, which acts as the final summative assessment for this module. All of which in turn will help you enhance and refine your developing skills to become a confident, enthusiastic and successful teacher.

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Educational Placements 3 (20 Credits)

In this module you will continue to apply your theoretical, pedagogical and subject knowledge in school based settings. This will take the form of a final sustained assessed placement. During this placement you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding and develop your ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in professional school contexts for the relevant age phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2. You will be expected to plan, teach, manage, monitor and assess across the appropriate curriculum for the relevant age phases of the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stages 1 and 2, initially with appropriate help from experienced professionals but moving towards doing so independently. You will develop valuable skills including the ability to critically reflect, analyse and evaluate your personal and professional understanding and practice in early years and primary educational settings. Through this reflection you will work with your school based mentor to set your own professional targets. You will develop a sound knowledge of curriculum pedagogy in core and foundation subjects, for the relevant age phases 3-7 or 5-11, through operating with increasing independence. This module is designed to enable you to meet the standards and requirements for Qualified Teacher Status.

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Educational Research & Enquiry 3 (40 Credits)

You will:
• Critically explore and analyse the issues and implications of the early and primary teacher’s role for the education of young children.
• Use your knowledge and understanding to articulate your own theories, philosophies and ideologies about early years and primary education and critically analyse the implications of these ideas and beliefs.
• Critically consider present initiatives, by for example government and local authorities, which impact upon early years and primary education.
• Learn how to undertake a small-scale piece of research leading to a dissertation in an aspect of early years or primary education.

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Enhanced Curriculum Studies 3 (20 Credits)

In the third year of your degree you will be building upon the opportunities for collaborative and independent learning experienced during the previous two years of the programme. The main focus in Year 3 is on communicating your knowledge, understanding and passion for your subject enhancement area to others. You will be supported to identify current issues and priorities within your subject. This will take the form of researching literature, including current government documentation and Ofsted reports and critical consideration of the curricular requirements within the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2. You will critically reflect upon your learning across the other modules as you identify and evaluate the specific subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment in your subject enhancement area and use this knowledge to plan an ‘in service training activity’ for your non-specialist peers to address the issue or priority identified. The module aims to provide you with a framework of skills, experiences and training, to enable you to communicate your knowledge, understanding and passion for your subject enhancement area, which in turn will help you become a confident and enthusiastic teacher and subject leader.

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Professional Studies 3 (20 Credits)

Throughout this module you will explore professional practice within the context of gaining Qualified Teachers Status, you will learn to participate in reflective and critical debate upon issues that impact on your forthcoming role of the primary teacher and as a professional in the 21st Century. We provide opportunities for you to critically reflect upon major issues relating to your own pedagogy with a coherent and flexible understanding of learning and teaching, within your future role as a primary teacher. You will be able to critically reflect upon the role and purpose of government initiatives, legal requirements and responsibilities, other agencies and governing bodies and partnerships with a variety of people including parents, colleagues and other professionals. You will understand the changing nature and complexity of primary educational provision and underpinning policies. You will recognise your personal and professional responsibility for continuing professional development as part of lifelong learning in a profession. As an autonomous professional you will be able to critically reflect upon and analyse your own development to set personal targets for your continued professional development, and recognise your areas of strengths which can contribute to a strong job application. We will help you prepare for the transition into the teaching profession with an opportunity to take part in a viva.

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Curriculum Studies 3 (7-11) (20 Credits)

In the third year of your degree you will be building upon the work covered during the previous two years of the programme within the Early Primary and Primary curriculum. The focus in Year 3 is on pupil progress and assessment across the across the Key Stage Two so as to consider progression across the age ranges. In Curriculum Studies 3 you will build upon the study of the specific subject knowledge for planning, teaching and assessment of the core subjects covered within the National Curriculum at Key Stages 2, developed throughout the Curriculum Studies 2 and Curriculum Studies 1 modules. Here you will focus primarily upon teaching strategies to inform the cyclical planning and teaching process of children’s learning in the curriculum across the Key Stage 2.

This module aims to enable you to consolidate your knowledge and provide you with a framework of skills, experiences and training, to apply in Partnership schools via the Educational Placements 3 module and in the University via a written 2500 word assignment, which acts as the final summative assessment for this module. All of which in turn will help you enhance and refine your developing skills to become a confident, enthusiastic and successful teacher.

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