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Welcome from the Course Director

Welcome from the Course Director

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to the BA (Hons) in Primary Teaching Course at the School of Education, Kingston University.  We hope that you will enjoy your study and find it stimulating and rewarding.

The BA (Hons) programme provides a combination of modules that are designed to stimulate thinking and develop subject and pedagogic knowledge relevant to the primary curriculum. The course will prepare you to teach all national curriculum subjects with an emphasis on the core areas of English, mathematics and science. Over-arching themes such as creativity, critical thinking, identity and cultural diversity will also feature since these are fundamental components of a contemporary primary education. Your work in both university and school will help develop your understanding of how teachers support children in becoming successful learners and confident individuals, who can make a positive contribution to the school and wider community.

The course is challenging as it combines taught components with regular experience in school alongside wider educational contexts. The different settings for learning provide important opportunities to work collaboratively with peers, tutors and teachers who will together help you meet the demands of undergraduate study leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

The BA course will enable you to develop areas of interest through personal research and seminar discussions supported by reflections on school experience.  This work, together with fieldwork, educational visits and lectures from school colleagues, will help extend your knowledge of innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

Do study the website carefully. The introductory materials provide you with important information including activities that should be undertaken before you commence the course in September.  Additionally, if you do not have recent school experience, it is important that you spend 10 days in a primary school before you start the course. The tasks and school experience will help prepare you for your first year as an Undergraduate within the School of Education at Kingston University.

I look forward to meeting you in September.

Best wishes,

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Georgina Bridle

BA Primary Course Director