Primary and secondary teaching

Primary and secondary teaching

Awarded by Kingston University

Kingston University has a long-standing reputation for training excellent primary and secondary school teachers. Our knowledgeable academics will equip you with the skills and knowledge to develop your expertise in a subject specialism. School experience in our range of partnership schools is an integral part of the degree to ensure your learning experience is fulfilling and rewarding.


Kingston University is also an accredited School Direct Initial Teacher Training provider. School Direct is a government-led initiative that seeks to place schools at the centre of Initial Teacher Training (ITT). Working with a university partner such as Kingston, schools will take a leading role in recruiting trainee teachers and in designing and delivering the training programme. The School Direct scheme offers fees-paid training or salaried work-based training.  You will be awarded a PGCE by Kingston upon successful completion of the programme.


Why choose us?

  • You will contribute to project work in schools supporting teaching and learning through planning and resource creation
  • In the latest National Student Survey, students comment positively about lecturers, stating they are very enthusiastic and passionate about their subjects and have a high level of expertise
  • All your studies link closely with classroom practice; lectures are designed to enhance subject knowledge while supporting the development of pedagogic expertise, and all your assignments will support the development of the skills and knowledge appropriate to skilled primary practitioners

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Primary and secondary teaching research

Many of the staff who teach on the BA programme are currently involved in research and have published textbooks or contributed articles to key education journals. Dr Mick Allen who teaches primary science has recently had published the text ‘Misconceptions in Primary Science’, which is a valuable text used across all our programmes. Other staff are engaged in work across a wide range of themes that have relevance to primary teaching and learning


Primary and secondary teaching research case studies

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Reviving enthusiasm for science at secondary school

Dr Mick Allen, senior lecturer in the School of Education, has been examining the apparent decline in the interest in science when children transfer to secondary school.