Grad.Cert. PGCE (Primary)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13340 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Goldsmiths, University of London | London, United Kingdom
This programme enables you to teach across the curriculum in two consecutive age phases in primary schools, with French, German or Spanish as a specialist subject. You gain the confidence and competence to teach a modern language throughout the primary age range.

Description of PGCE (Primary)

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This programme enables you to teach across the curriculum in two consecutive age phases in primary schools, with French, German or Spanish as a specialist subject.
You gain the confidence and competence to teach a modern language throughout the primary age range.

You follow a taught course combining three strands to help you develop knowledge, skills and understanding in teaching and learning modern foreign languages at primary level, cultural awareness and linguistic skills. You focus on 7-11 year-olds.

What you study

You follow the same programme as other PGCE (Primary) students, but also take these Modern Languages elements as part of curriculum studies:

  • theories of second language learning and some aspects of bilingualism
  • pedagogical approaches to modern language learning
  • impact of parents, teachers and socio-cultural context on language learning
  • critical and analytical approach to teaching strategies and resources
  • curriculum design for primary modern language teaching (QCA guidelines for KS2, linguistic progression, differentiation, assessment)
  • planning of modern languages in conjunction with other curricular areas (cross-curricular links with literacy, numeracy, citizenship, ICT and so on)
  • planning the implementation of Modern Languages into primary school and the transition from primary to secondary education
  • a linguistic component to support the development of your own language skills
  • a cultural component (awareness and understanding)
  • school experience in England. As part of your school placement, you teach French, German or Spanish alongside all other curriculum areas

Additional costs

You will have to cover your travel costs to your school placements.

We produce reading packs electronically and in hard copy format. Thereís a small charge for the hard copy reading packs. You may also be asked to contribute towards trips and some materials for your modules.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 13340 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Aims of the Programme

The Goldsmiths PGCE programme aims to:

1. Develop in students the knowledge, skills and understanding needed necessary to become a responsible professional who can make positive and informed contributions to educational. policy

2. Engage students in practical and theoretical enquiry as a key element in their development as teachers

3. Enable students to reflect on their personal and professional development and respond positively to change

4. Provide the experiences necessary to meet the standards for Qualified Teacher Status.

Requirements for PGCE (Primary)

Entrance requirements

Goldsmiths will only accept as passes Grades A, B and C at GCSE, conducted by an approved examination board.

As well as UK qualifications, we accept many equivalent overseas qualifications. To check to see if your qualifications are of an equivalent standard to the UK academic entry requirements for this PGCE programme we recommend that you contact UK NARIC.

You'll need to enter the details of your relevant qualifications on your PGCE application form. You are also required to provide scanned copies of your qualifications (alongside official translations where original documents are not in English) within 14 days of being requested.

If English isnít your first language you will also be required to have a recognised qualification in English Language Proficiency.

If you donít have a first degree awarded by a generally recognised institution in the UK, please note that the award of the PGCE and QTS does not in itself confer graduate status for the purposes of salary. Salaries in such cases are determined by employing authorities and not by the College or by the relevant government department.

All prospective Primary PGCE students are required to complete a minimum of 5 days in a UK primary school. There is a reference form which we will give you at interview for the school to complete.

International (non-EU) students

As an international (non-EU) student you apply through the UCAS Teacher Training in the same way as home and EU students. As well as UK qualifications, we accept many equivalent overseas qualifications.

To check to see if your qualifications are of an equivalent standard to the UK academic entry requirements for this PGCE programme, we recommend you contact UK NARIC.

You are also required to provide scanned copies of your qualifications (alongside official translations where original documents are not in English) within 14 days of being requested.

Please note: International students who are applying need to bear in mind that they are required to be in the UK to attend interviews, sit Professional Skills Tests and complete work experience (for PGCE Primary Programmes). Please plan ahead to reduce your travel time and expenses.

International students are also not eligible to apply for School Direct Routes. We suggest they contact international-office@gold.ac.uk if they have any questions.

Work Experience for PGCE (Primary)

No work experience is required.

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