Well done to students studying on the Primary Education with QTS BA(Hons) courses and the Education MA who recently received certificates for their roles within our Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Assignment Support Team (AST) schemes. Continue reading
The School of Education recently held a Professional Skills Test Day to provide help and support to those thinking of training to teach. Before starting a course that leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) you must first pass the Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy which has proven to be a real challenge for some applicants. Continue reading
Applying to university and deciding which course to study can be tough, but here at Brighton, the School of Education is using social media to offer applicants extra support and advice. Continue reading
The Department for Education (DfE) has recently made changes to the Professional Skills Tests to ensure more talented trainees can get into teaching.
As of 15 February 2018, there will be no limit on the number of tests candidates can take, they will also not incur any cost for their first three attempts.
These changes are great news for aspiring teachers who will be able to begin their training as soon as they are ready.
Read full details about the changes on the DfE website.
Second year Primary Education BA(Hons) with QTS students recently completed their poster presentations as part of the Enhancing Learning and Teaching in Mathematics module.
The module supports students to develop a deep understanding of children’s learning of calculation and practical approaches to teaching. They include analysis of subject knowledge, justification of their choice of mathematical resources and a reasoning task related to the chosen strategy.
The posters are the final assessment of the students’ learning about how to teach mental and written calculation strategies in the primary setting before they embark on their second phase of school-based training with one of our partnership schools.
Find out more about our initial teaching education courses on the University of Brighton website.
Congratulations to students, Rosie Heweston, Sheryl Howard and Stacey Hunter on winning the School of Education’s Walker-May Literature Prize 2016-17.
The award is given to students studying Primary Education BA(Hons) with QTS routes who have demonstrated particular merit in Literature as evidenced by:
- performance in all children’s and adult literature modules
- reading journals/performances/ICT work/presentations relating to literature
- personal and academic writing relating to literature.
All students were nominated based on their overall performance in the English subject specialism and grade scores throughout their third year.
Congratulations to students, Jegasaini Kumaradaven and Bethanie Ruston on recently winning the Routledge Prize for 2017.
The Routledge Prize is awarded to School of Education students who, throughout their three years of studying our Primary Education BA (Hons) with QTS routes have demonstrated:
- outstanding qualities in primary teaching
- commitment to all aspects of the course
- a good level of knowledge and understanding in all aspects of the undergraduate study programme.
Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and the campus where you will be studying. You will also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students.
If you are thinking of beginning your studies in 2018 come along to our campus open day on Saturday 1 July.