Education (PGCE) - Secondary (with Qualified Teacher Status QTS), Postgrad.Cert.

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    Application Deadline
  • 10 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Newcastle University ,
The Secondary PGCE forms a practical introduction to teaching, providing student teachers with the professional expertise, knowledge and understanding to teach secondary age children, including at post-16. The strong emphasis of the course is on learning from experience through reflection and enquiry.
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About

The Secondary PGCE forms a practical introduction to teaching. You will develop the professional expertise, knowledge and understanding to teach secondary age children. You will also gain experience of teaching at post-16 level.

The course has a strong focus on learning from experience, through reflection and enquiry. This process of reflective enquiry underpins the development of teaching skills. It also forms the basis for the written work submitted as part of your PGCE.

During the PGCE you will undertake 60 credits of master's-level modules. The course modules are rooted in school and classroom practice. They work to complement your experiences - enhancing outcomes and your professional development.

You will graduate with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) if you:

  • complete these components
  • meet the Teachers’ Standards through your practical engagement in schools

An understanding of the relationship between theory, practice and research underpins the PGCE. Two thirds of your time (around 130 days) is spent on placements in partnership schools. This provides a firm practical and theoretical foundation for the professional journey towards becoming an outstanding practitioner.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • Subject Pedagogy in Practice
  • Curriculum Development through Enquiry in Practice
  • Developing Critical Perspectives on Teaching Thinking Skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 10 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Qualifications

A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent. At least 50% of your degree should be in the subject that you intend to teach. We may accept closely related degree subjects.

GCSEs or O Levels (grades A–C/ 4-9) in English language and mathematics, or equivalent.

Work experience

You need to have spent at least a few recent working days in a UK secondary classroom before applying. This will inform your application and any later performance in the selection process.

Modern language applicants

If you are applying for a PGCE in a modern language should have spent a year abroad as part of your degree.

If you are applying for Spanish you should have at least some elementary French.

Foreign nationals applying for a modern languages PGCE should:

  • have spent six months living in the UK
  • had employment as a foreign language assistant in a state school in England

Tuition Fee

Funding

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