BA (Hons)

Primary Education (5-11) with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status

Teaching & Learning

The tabs below detail what and how you will study in each year of your course. The balance of assessments and overall workload is indicative and may be subject to change.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021. In the meantime, our existing course specifications are available.

What you'll learn

Discover how children learn (and sometimes are prevented from learning), what constitutes learning behaviours and how behaviour is managed in the classroom.
Through theoretical and practical study, you will develop an understanding of three components of English: oracy, reading and writing.
Gain a basic knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning of mathematics in a primary school with a particular focus on number, arithmetic and measures.
Develop subject knowledge in history, geography, religious education and modern foreign languages, with a focus on Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum.
Consider the place of the creative arts in the primary school, in helping children to explore, communicate their feelings about the world around them and the world within them. Develop subject knowledge in visual art, drama, dance and music, with a focus on Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum.
Understand the importance of science and physical education in the primary curriculum and appreciate how both subjects play particular roles in the wider life of the school.
Utilise your learning from year one to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements. Develop professional values, qualities and skills through a range of CPD activity and training, and gain an awareness of your own teacher identity and the professional needs of schools to enhance your employability prospects.
Discover how children learn (and sometimes are prevented from learning), what constitutes learning behaviours and how behaviour is managed in the classroom.
Through theoretical and practical study, you will develop an understanding of three components of English: oracy, reading and writing.
Gain a basic knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning of mathematics in a primary school with a particular focus on number, arithmetic and measures.
Develop subject knowledge in history, geography, religious education and modern foreign languages, with a focus on Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum.
Consider the place of the creative arts in the primary school, in helping children to explore, communicate their feelings about the world around them and the world within them. Develop subject knowledge in visual art, drama, dance and music, with a focus on Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum.
Understand the importance of science and physical education in the primary curriculum and appreciate how both subjects play particular roles in the wider life of the school.
Utilise your learning from year one to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements. Develop professional values, qualities and skills through a range of CPD activity and training, and gain an awareness of your own teacher identity and the professional needs of schools to enhance your employability prospects.

What you'll learn

Gain an understanding of the inclusive practices that provide for the individual needs of all children, irrespective of race, religion, disability and gender.
Study the place of core subjects in primary education and critically analyse the current rationales and ideologies that determine the curriculum.
Explore the place of foundation subjects in primary education and critically analyse the current rationales and ideologies that determine the curriculum.
Deepen your specialist subject knowledge and extend your expertise in this specific field to cover the whole of the primary age-range (3-11).
Utilise your learning from year two to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements, a range of CPD activity and training.
Gain an understanding of the inclusive practices that provide for the individual needs of all children, irrespective of race, religion, disability and gender.
Study the place of core subjects in primary education and critically analyse the current rationales and ideologies that determine the curriculum.
Explore the place of foundation subjects in primary education and critically analyse the current rationales and ideologies that determine the curriculum.
Deepen your specialist subject knowledge and extend your expertise in this specific field to cover the whole of the primary age-range (3-11).
Utilise your learning from year two to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements, a range of CPD activity and training.

What you'll learn

Develop an understanding of the full range of statutory duties of a primary teacher, including recording and reporting on progress in children's learning, the interplay between schools and support services and the responsibilities of teachers towards their schools and communities.
Enhance your subject knowledge and teaching practice skills to teach English effectively in the primary school. You will focus on assessing pupil achievement in relation to programmes of study in Key Stages 1 and 2.
Examine the teaching approaches used to enrich and challenge children in mathematics through problem solving and enquiry.
Develop your readiness for the role of primary school subject specialist for pupils aged 3-11, through a deeper subject knowledge and an enhanced understanding of teaching in your chosen field.
Undertake an in-depth critical analysis and examination of your knowledge, understanding and practice in an identified area.
Utilise your learning from years one, two and three to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements, a range of CPD activity and training.
Develop an understanding of the full range of statutory duties of a primary teacher, including recording and reporting on progress in children's learning, the interplay between schools and support services and the responsibilities of teachers towards their schools and communities.
Enhance your subject knowledge and teaching practice skills to teach English effectively in the primary school. You will focus on assessing pupil achievement in relation to programmes of study in Key Stages 1 and 2.
Examine the teaching approaches used to enrich and challenge children in mathematics through problem solving and enquiry.
Develop your readiness for the role of primary school subject specialist for pupils aged 3-11, through a deeper subject knowledge and an enhanced understanding of teaching in your chosen field.
Undertake an in-depth critical analysis and examination of your knowledge, understanding and practice in an identified area.
Utilise your learning from years one, two and three to demonstrate the full range of Teachers' Standards through school experience placements, a range of CPD activity and training.