Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Education

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Description

The Secondary PGCE programme offers high quality training for those wishing to teach in the 11-18 age range in the following areas and is offered at Masters level. Subjects available:

  • Design Technology
  • English
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science

Indicative Course Content

  • Behaviour Management
  • Citizenship
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Every Child Matters
  • Health and Safety
  • Lesson Planning
  • Management of Lesson Content
  • Monitoring and Assessment of Pupil Progress
  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Professional Studies
  • Secondary National Strategy
  • Skills to Teach
  • Subject Specialism
  • The 14-19 Curriculum.

Why this course?

  • High quality training and experience that wi…

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The Secondary PGCE programme offers high quality training for those wishing to teach in the 11-18 age range in the following areas and is offered at Masters level. Subjects available:

  • Design Technology
  • English
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science

Indicative Course Content

  • Behaviour Management
  • Citizenship
  • Equality and Inclusion
  • Every Child Matters
  • Health and Safety
  • Lesson Planning
  • Management of Lesson Content
  • Monitoring and Assessment of Pupil Progress
  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Professional Studies
  • Secondary National Strategy
  • Skills to Teach
  • Subject Specialism
  • The 14-19 Curriculum.

Why this course?

  • High quality training and experience that will prepare you to become a confident and effective subject teacher
  • 70% of the training will be practical, school-based experience
  • You will gain a respected professional qualification in a career of major importance
  • Continuous assessment of your teaching ability in schools
  • You will learn how to use research to improve your teaching skills
  • Varied content includes lectures, seminars, presentations, group tasks, mini-research projects and written assignments
  • Valuable support from experienced mentor teachers and University tutors
  • You will develop a range of communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills that will be invaluable in a teaching career and beyond.

For more information please visit: http://www.chiuni.ac.uk/teachered/SecondaryPGindex.cfm

Assessment

To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students need to complete three 4,000-word assignments at Level M (Postgraduate), two blocks of School Experience and TDA Skills Tests in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.

Attendance

The programme is full time over 38 weeks: 70% practical school experience in established partner schools and 30% University-based programme divided between Professional Studies (delivered at the Bognor Regis Campus) and subject study. Subject study is delivered at the Bognor Regis Campus for Mathematics, English, Religious Education, ICT and History, at Bishop Otter Campus for Physical Education and in Partner Schools for Design Technology and Science. You will have training placements in two secondary schools and also complete a week's training in a primary school (Key Stage 2). This experience provides you with the opportunity to work alongside serving teachers, learning about the broader roles and skills of teachers and other school staff. High quality teaching, support and guidance will be provided by mentor teachers in schools and by staff from the University.

Home/EU Fees 2012

Full Time £8500.00

Overseas Fees £9990.00

Entry Requirements

First degree - normally 2:2 or above with at least 50% subject content relevant to the National Curriculum requirements for your subject. There may be some exceptions, the relevant subject co-ordinator will be able to advise AND GCSE/O level English Language and Maths at grade C or above.
Minimum of two weeks' classroom experience in a UK state secondary school within the last two years.
All successful applicants will have to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau and complete a satisfactory Medical Declaration before commencement of the course; they will also be required to provisionally register with the GTC.

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