The BEd Primary English course has been developed to support students preparing to be English primary specialists. English is important as a subject in its own right and essential as a cross-curricular tool. We introduce our specialists to drama and the wonderful world of children's literature. In addition you are given the opportunity to explore wider definitions of literacy to include its cultural and social aspects, including the impact of new technologies on children's literacies. You also have the opportunity to carry out some deep research into an aspect of English that you choose.
This course will equip you with the professional skills you need to be a successful and confident Primary School English teacher. Taught modules will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding, learning to weave links between theory and practice.
Experiences of practical teaching in schools will enable you to extend your learning through observation and develop your own classroom skills and understanding. Our course leaders have a wealth of experience to bring to the course, helping you to become professionally aware and critically engaged with the practice of teaching.
Levels of responsibility build year on year until you learn how to manage the delivery of the Primary English Curriculum within a school. You will have the opportunity to teach abroad and study in London, giving you a breadth of practical experience to set you above the competition.