Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ESCM004: Semi Specialist Science (Primary)

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks), term 2 (12 weeks) and term 3 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Miss Harriet White ()




Educational & Professional Studies module (EPSM000)

Primary Professional Learning module (EDUM034)

Primary Curriculum Studies module (EDUM033)

Available via distance learning


This module meets the central Government requirements in relation to the National Curriculum for Science, The Professional Standards for Qualified Teacher Status 2012, Ofsted, and other externally imposed requirements. The module will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence for you to teach science in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and to understand how it is taught in related phases. There is an emphasis within the module for peer support and developing you as a future subject leader in science. The module covers science in wider contexts beyond the classroom and it is hoped that you develop a longer-term view on effective teaching of science grounded in theory and practice. To take this module, you will normally need to possess an upper second class or first class Honours degree in a science or science related subjects. Good ‘A’ levels and a B profile in Mathematics, English and Science at GCSE.

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