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BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS course preparation

To help you feel prepared for your university studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Open the links below to find out more:

Please note: You aren’t expected to go out and buy the books mentioned in your course preparation before starting your studies. You will find out more about your reading list during Induction Week.

Your Launchpad sessions

The Faculty of Education have organised a number of virtual Launchpad sessions. Although not all of these sessions will be relevant to your specific degree, you may find a number of these sessions useful.


Important term date information

Your programme follows non-standard Term Dates. You can find out your full list of Year 1 term dates on the term dates webpage. Make sure to scroll down to ‘non-standard term dates’ and find your programme in the list.


English activities

Children’s literature task

Academic Task


Mathematics activities

Your activities

Key text


Science activities

Your activities

Key texts


Foundation subject activities

Your activities

Key text


Children and childhood

Within the Children and Childhood module, you will be exploring Children’s Rights. You can use the UNICEF website to begin to explore prior to the module.


Professional studies

Research the roles of the teacher. Consider the wider responsibilities within schools. These will be explored in depth during this module.

Keep up to date with educational contexts within the news.


Placement information

You can expect your Year One placement to take place mid-April until Mid-June. You will receive more information about your placement when you start the programme.

These dates are subject to change. Definitive dates will be confirmed once you start your programme.


Meet your programme lead


Additional ways to prepare

Preparing to start

This session examines how to make a successful transition to university. From planning your results day, accommodation and commuting tips, extra support available to you and general advice on uni life.

Watch the session

Find out more about who you are

The following information provides an insight into what to expect when coming to university along with some good advice on how to navigate some of the potential challenges you may face.

Start preparing yourself