Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Primary Education (Primary, 5-11 years)

Students focus on either 3-7 year olds (foundation stage or key stage 1) or 7-11 year olds (key stage 1 or key stage 2), and undertake their school experience within a specified age range. Students are supported professionally by a system of school and personal tutoring.

Entry requirements

Degree or higher in English, mathematics, science, art, design and technology, geography, history, music, physical education, child development, educational studies or early childhood education from a UK university; those who have studied these subjects as part of degree or have an A-level in 1 of these subjects in addition to a degree also considered; grade C GCSE in English language, science and mathematics or recognised equivalents; an enhanced disclosure certificate from the Government�s Criminal Records Bureau (CRB); an occupational health questionnaire.

Course modules

2 modules are offered at either Higher or Master�s level. These are general professional studies: a classroom-based research project with a pedagogic focus, and curriculum studies, which has an integrated focus in which there are 5 options. School experience is offered at Higher level.

Assessment methods

For the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), students are formally assessed on their competence in the classroom and ability to meet the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) professional standards, including passing computer-based tests in literacy, numeracy and information communication technology. These tests are an important part of training, and are normally taken alongside the taught element of the PGCE.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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