This one-year course is designed to prepare you for teaching children in the 5 to 11 age range. With a balance of school and university-based learning, you’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Hull enjoys close, well-established relationships with over 150 infant, junior and primary schools which are involved in the programme design, recruitment and training. You’ll undertake block placements in two different schools, where you’ll be closely supervised by tutors and mentors.
You’ll be given a foundation in the full range of subjects that make up the primary school curriculum, with particular emphasis on the core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science.
Your studies consist of five key areas:
English – looking at the various strategies which can be applied in different types of schools, with some weekly English sessions taking place in local schools
Mathematics – build the confidence of your own mathematical ability as well as gain the knowledge and skills to teach mathematics effectively
Science – develop your own knowledge and understanding of science, as well as the pedagogical skills best suited to facilitating children’s effective learning of science in the classroom
Foundation subjects – art, design and technology, geography, history, information and communication technology, music, physical education and religious education
Professional studies – Develop an understanding of a wide range of general issues related to the profession, including safeguarding, child development, curriculum planning and assessment, teachers’ legal responsibilities, behaviour management and record planning
Assessment is based on a series of coursework assignments at Masters level. There are two subject-focused assignments, one for English and one for mathematics, and the third piece of work is related to themes presented in the professional studies course.
The assessment takes place in schools. You’ll be assessed on your achievement of the Teachers’ Standards. Assessment of teaching ability is based on performance as a teacher in the classroom.
Please see full information on our webpage (https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/pgce/primary-pgce-5-11-years)