Module XCB-3008:
Core Subject Studies 2

Module Facts

Run by School of Education and Human Development

30 Credits or 15 ECTS Credits

Semester 1 & 2

Organiser: Mrs Helen Edwards

Overall aims and purpose

The module is a core module for students following Language Path 2 in the BA in Primary Education and specialising in Key Stage 2. The module builds on XCB 2002 and focuses on further aspects of the core subjects of the National Curriculum (English and English as an Additional Language, Mathematics, Science, and Welsh as First and Second Language) and on methods of presenting them in the primary school.

Course content

• Developing a firm knowledge and understanding of additional specific aspects of the core subjects of the National Curriculum for mathematics, science and English (including English as an Additional Language)at Key Stage 2. • Evaluating teaching and learning strategies for the core subjects. • Reflecting on the interrelationship of the core subjects. • Developing a critical understanding of the relationship between teaching the key skills and the effective teaching of the core subjects. • Developing a further detailed understanding of formative assessment • Developing a critical understanding of summative assessment. • Developing knowledge and understanding of transition from the Early Years to KS2, and KS2 to KS3. • Reflecting on the relationship of the core subjects to the cross-curricular dimensions, especially the Framework for Personal and Social Education for 7-19 year-olds, the most recent guidance on education for sustainable development and global citizenship and the Learning outside the classroom document. • Developing trainees’ personal language skills in oral, reading and written in Welsh. Presenting vocabulary and sentence patterns and teaching strategies to teach Welsh through cross-curricular themes as well as introducing good practice for promoting a Welsh ethos in the primary school. • Further enhancement of trainees’ professional numeracy and literacy to address pupils’ misconceptions and oral, reading and written mistakes in KS2.
• Reflecting on the teaching of literacy and numeracy across the core subjects as well as improving these skills on a personal level.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

  1. demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum for mathematics, science, and English (including English as an Additional Language).
  2. demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for applying their knowledge in the primary classroom at the level expected at Level 6.
  3. demonstrate a satisfactory level of knowledge to satisfy the requirements of the statutory standards for subject knowledge in the core subjects and in applying the knowledge in the primary school.
  4. demonstrate a satisfactory understanding of the application of the teaching of the core subjects to cross-curricular aspects of the primary curriculum.
  5. demonstrate a satisfactory development in their personal linguistic ability and proficiency to talk, read and write in Welsh (as a second language) as well as identify vocabulary and sentence patterns within some cross-curricular themes to promote learners oral, reading and written work in Welsh (as a second language) in Key Stage 2.

good

  1. demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum for
    mathematics, science, and English.
  2. demonstrate a good knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for applying their knowledge in the primary classroom at the level expected at Level 6.
  3. demonstrate a good level of knowledge to satisfy the requirements of the statutory standards for subject knowledge in the core subjects and in applying the knowledge in the primary school.
  4. demonstrate a good understanding of the application of the teaching of the core subjects to cross-curricular aspects of the primary curriculum.
  5. demonstrate a good development in their personal linguistic ability and proficiency to talk, read and write in Welsh (as a second language) as well as identify vocabulary and sentence patterns within some cross-curricular themes to promote learners oral, reading and written work in Welsh (as a second language) in Key Stage

excellent

  1. demonstrate an excellent knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum for mathematics, science, and English (including English as an Additional Language).
  2. demonstrate an excellent knowledge and understanding of appropriate strategies for applying their knowledge in the primary classroom at the level expected at Level 6.
  3. demonstrate an excellent level of knowledge to satisfy the requirements of the statutory standards for subject knowledge in the core subjects and in applying the knowledge in the primary school.
  4. demonstrate an excellent understanding of the application of the teaching of the core subjects to cross-curricular aspects of the primary curriculum.
  5. demonstrate an excellent development in their personal linguistic ability and proficiency to talk, read and write in Welsh (as a second language) as well as identify vocabulary and sentence patterns within some cross-curricular themes to promote learners oral, reading and written work in Welsh (as a second language) in Key Stage 2.

Learning outcomes

  1. Have a secure knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum for mathematics, science, and English (including English as an Additional Language).

  2. Have developed appropriate strategies for applying their knowledge of all core subjects in the primary classroom at the level expected at Level 6.

  3. Satisfy the requirements of the statutory standards for subject knowledge in all core subjects and in applying the knowledge in the primary school.

  4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the application of the teaching of the core subjects to cross-curricular aspects of the primary curriculum.

  5. Demonstrate development in their personal linguistic ability and proficiency to talk, read and write in Welsh (as a second language) as well as plan, assess and identify vocabulary and sentence patterns within some cross-curricular themes to promote learners oral, reading and written work in Welsh (as a second language) in Key Stage 2.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Portfolio 25
Exam 75

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
 
  1. Interactive lectures - 12 x 5 x 1.5 = 90 hours
  2. Field visit – one visit corresponding to 4 x 1.5 hours = 6 hours
  3. Drama workshop – 1 x 1.5 hours = 1.5 hours
  4. Visiting speaker 5 x 1.5 = 7.5 hours
 

Courses including this module

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