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Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE

Pathway UCAS code Mode Duration Start date
Biology C1X1 Full time 1 year September 2020
Chemistry F1X1 Full time 1 year September 2020
Citizenship with Social Science 2VZZ Full time 1 year September 2020
English 37ZX Full time 1 year September 2020
Mathematics G1X1 Full time 1 year September 2020
Physical Education 3CL9 Full time 1 year September 2020
Physics F3X1 Full time 1 year September 2020

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Choose Kingston's Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE

This intensive and well-supported year of training will prepare you to teach young people in the 11-16 age phase. You will also benefit from additional opportunities to develop your ability to teach at sixth-form level. 

Subjects available: 

  • Citizenship with Social Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

In addition to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in accordance with government standards, you will also receive the award of PGCE with 60 credits towards a masters degree.

Funding for this course

You may qualify for a bursary or scholarship, depending on your undergraduate degree qualification, teaching specialism and whether primary or secondary level. For more information visit the Get into Teaching website.

What will you study?

This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence informed teacher. At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Qualified Teacher Status. We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train. You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University and in our partnership schools. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the secondary curriculum, including your own specialist subject and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education. We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice.

You'll also benefit from a course that supports you in becoming a research-engaged teacher, who can use evidence to drive improvements in young people's learning and wellbeing. Credits from your PGCE modules form part of our Master of Research in Education, which you can continue with beyond your PGCE year.

You will benefit from two contrasting placements in our committed partnership of schools. You will spend two-thirds of your course in both placements.

Please be aware: applicants need to pass NCTL's professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy as a condition of entry to the course. Please consult the Get into Teaching website for more information.

Assessment

You will be assessed against the Teacher Standards during your school placements and complete four PGCE modules. The modules will deepen your understanding of teaching through engaging with evidence in the context of your own practice. 

Course structure

At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Qualified Teacher Status. We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train.

You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University and in our partnership schools. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the secondary curriculum, including your own specialist subject and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education.

We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice.

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Modules

  • Non-credit bearing module

    This module focuses on developing your ability to teach, assess and undertake your professional responsibilities in your chosen phase of education. It is part based at the University, where lectures, seminars and online learning will provide you with research, theory and practice based insights into effective learning and teaching. It is largely based upon your practice in school and settings, where you receive formal training, experience of working alongside professionals, experience of being the lead practitioner in a classroom/setting and experience of the wider aspects of being a teacher.

    Successful completion of this module, in combination with the academic level 7 modules will enable a recommendation for Early Years Teacher Status.

     
  • This module introduces students to theories of reflective practice and the value and purpose of reflection for teachers. This will enable students to develop in-depth understanding of how they reflect in order to identify issues and develop solutions in their professional settings.

    The main features of the module are critical explorations of factors that affect how children develop physically, socially and as learners. Students will critically analyse issues relevant to their current practice considering their own position as effective teachers.

    Through completion of a reflective journal during the module students will develop critical, reflective and reflexive skills to inform peer and colleague discussion within a learning community. Students will be encouraged and supported to challenge and develop their professional practice.

     
  • This module enables you to locate yourself as an emerging professional within wider discourses about teaching as a profession. It allows you to evaluate your own identity as a professional and reflect on the values that you and the wider profession hold. You will critically analyse discussions and debates which affect classroom practice. These debates will focus on specific areas to exemplify wider issues in education. The focus of these discussions will be on inclusive teaching and learning and the legislative frameworks which provide codes of practice. 

    A key focus of the module is to develop your ability to make sense of education research and to apply this in the context of your school or setting.

     

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

We aim to ensure that all courses and modules advertised are delivered. However in some cases courses and modules may not be offered. For more information about why, and when you can expect to be notified, read our Changes to Academic Provision.

Regulations governing this course are available here

Details of term dates for this course can be found here

For further information:

School of Education
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