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PCGE Physical Education

Course Description

The aim of the course is to prepare students for teaching in a variety of present-day school situations.

Emphasis is placed on developing teaching competences in the full range of National Curriculum requirements for Physical Education and Health Education. The main elements of the Physical Education course are based on

outdoor activities.

In Health Education the elements are

substance use and misuse;
sex education;
family-life education;
health-related exercise;
food and nutrition;
personal hygiene;
the environmental and psychological aspects of health education.

The Physical Education course also includes extra-curricular activities, safe practice, and first aid.

All applicants must have at least three coaching qualifications in the specific areas of activity in National Curriculum Physical Education, i.e., hockey, netball, rugby, soccer, gymnastics, dance, swimming, tennis, athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities, basketball, and cricket.

The course also involves professional studies through which students will gain an understanding of whole-school issues, counselling, personal and social education, and school experience.

The Physical Education/Health Education course is open to students holding a degree containing a physical education element of not less than 50%.

Visit the PCGE Physical Education page on the Bangor University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

[Entry requirements]Potential to reach the QTS StandardsEntrants to ITT courses must have the capability to meet the required QTS Standards by the end of their course and possess the appropriate personal and intellectual qualities to be teachers. In order to be considered for an interview for one of our Secondary PGCE courses trainees will need a standard equivalent to a grade C or above in GCSE examinations in English and in Mathematics. Entrants must hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification.

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