You will have the opportunity to complete up to three of the module
credits at Level 7 (master's Level) within this course. In 2016 these
The Excellent Practitioner where you will study the
research behind excellent teaching and learning.
Key issues in Teaching and Learning where you will
focus on the literature supporting one key issue affecting the
education profession. For example this could be assessment without
levels, or the Olympic legacy.
Supporting Evidence Informed Practice – a
research piece on an educational topic of your own choice.
You will also complete:
School based training - The Oxford Brookes Primary
Partnership of schools is well established and mentors and teachers are
involved in all aspects of your training. You will undertake periods of
school experience teaching across classes within your chosen age range,
within at least two partnership schools. Please note that students
will be expected to fund their travel costs to undertake school
Curriculum Studies develops knowledge and understanding
of the primary curriculum and the requirements of the national
curriculum. This will cover English, mathematics, science, information
and communication technology, design technology, geography, history,
art, music, drama, physical education, computing and religious
As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality
assurance framework, course content may change from the details
- the good attainment and outstanding progress of students,
irrespective of their varied starting points
- communication across the partnership, which ensures high
expectations and consistency
- very effective team working among enthusiastic, committed and
knowledgeable trainers at all levels
- the commitment and enthusiasm of trainees, their outstanding
professional attitudes to their development, and the capacity to
identify their own learning priorities
- the outstanding support provided for individual trainees,
particularly those who are at risk of failure.
Teaching and learning
Approaches to learning include lectures, directed reading, workshops,
seminars, and practical and project work with professional tutor
Attendance at lectures, workshops, seminars and school based training is
a compulsory component of successful completion of the course and is
monitored throughout and reflected in trainee references.
Teaching staff are drawn primarily from the School
of Education. Visiting speakers from partnership schools,
teaching unions, newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and other experts
within the field of education provide further input.
Approach to assessment
Assessment is based on coursework, assignments and the achievement
against the Teachers' Standards for the award of Qualified Teacher
All academic modules are rigorously assessed, mostly by written
assignments. The school based training is assessed against the
Teachers' Standards during school placements
The Harcourt Hill library has a very well resourced school experience centre which operates a loan system for a wide range of resources which can be used during your school based training.
This is an intensive programme and attendance is full time, both while at university and on school placements.
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published
on the website. For more information, please visit our
Changes to programmes