Core areas include child development, literacy, school experience, and mathematics: theory and pedagogy. You can also choose from courses in disciplines such as health and social policy, modern languages, environmental studies, history, literature and philosophy. This gives you the opportunity to add breadth to your degree in subjects relevant to the primary curriculum. There is a six-week school placement during May and June.
Child development, mathematics, school experience and literacy are progressed from year 1. You can choose further courses from our range of elective subjects. There is a six-week school placement during May and June.
Language and literacy, school experience and mathematics continue as core courses, with teachers and teaching, curriculum and assessment being introduced. You will continue your studies in one elective area. There is one six-week placement in semester 2.
You will explore further core courses at Honours level, including your dissertation which gives you the opportunity to research an area of education which interests you personally. There is a ten-week school placement in semester 2.
2023 Entry Requirements
Standard entry: 3 or 4 Highers at AAB or ABBB (by end S6) including English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5 at B.
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBB (by end S6) including English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5 at B. Completion of pre-entry programme is necessary.
Entry subject to interview.
You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
College of Social Sciences
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