Newland St John Primary

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

Primary Teaching

Undergraduate                  BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

The first year of the BA Honours course provides a strong focus on the core subjects of the curriculum. Working in small groups, you are introduced to innovative classroom practice supported by experienced specialist staff. In addition you are able to choose a subject specialism which you follow throughout the programme.

Second year

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Year 2 develops your subject knowledge, extending to the wider curriculum, which includes: Special Education Needs, Inclusion and Behaviour Management.

Final year

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The final year enables you to personalise your study through a research project guided by a tutor with relevant subject expertise. You also learn about the professional roles and responsibilities of a primary teacher.

Each year includes an extensive block of school experience. In the first two years you will be in supportive paired placements with another student teacher. You are placed in our carefully selected Primary Partnership schools, where you receive excellent support.

“Coming to Hull enabled me to learn something I am passionate about, work for some great organisations and volunteer for some brilliant causes.”

Katie Hobson

More about this course

This degree gives you a direct route into entry-level primary school teaching. We have excellent links with urban and rural Primary Partnership schools – so you can gain extensive teaching experience in each year of your degree. On graduation, we recommend you for Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) status, which allows you to apply for your first job in teaching and, after a year, progress to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This course is designed for people who have an interest in education and the ways in which people learn and develop, and it supports you in developing your ability to examine aspects of educational theory and practice.

We offer the option of an integrated foundation year for students who have taken time away from education and need to pass the requisite Professional Skills tests to progress to the full BA Honours programme. Our courses help you to understand the theories, values, policies and practices that underpin ‘education for all’. 

Teaching and Learning

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Set yourself up for a rewarding career making a real difference to the lives of children, young people, and adults.

Strong partnerships with hundreds of schools, colleges, community organisations and early years settings.

Specialise in a particular age range and master advanced teaching methods taught by expert staff.

A diverse range of routes into teaching includes undergraduate programmes that incorporate Qualified Teacher Status.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • GCSE Maths, English Language and Science at Grade 4 or C or above
  • Evidence of a minimum of 10 days recent experience in a primary classroom
  • You will require a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit
  • CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma: C

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview. Candidates must also take Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests - referred to as NSTLN (National Skills Test in Literacy and Numeracy). These tests are taken externally and applicants have to pass them before they register.  

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

We work hard to maintain a strong focus on employability within the sector and beyond.

The BA Primary Teaching course enables you to begin the induction year of teaching; on completion of this, you be a fully qualified teacher. Most of our students are employed soon after completing the course.

As a graduate, you will continue to have access to the University Careers Service which will provide a wealth of advice, information and guidance to help ready you for the world of work.

You can also choose the pathway to further study and training; we encourage our students to think about studying for a postgraduate qualification once they have embarked on their teaching career.