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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year

  • Course Type

    PGCE

  • Course Fees

    For specific fee queries, please contact [email protected]

  • Last Updated

    02 January 2018

Course content

The PGCE Secondary (History) is an innovative and intensive nine-month course preparing graduates for the demands of teaching in the secondary sector. The History PGCE will allow students the opportunity to explore what school history should be, and to create an imaginative series of lessons that engage pupils’ interests while enabling them to progress in their understanding of the discipline of history. You will be awarded a PGCE and recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, enabling you to teach in schools on completion of the course.

The course is organised in partnership with schools around Kent and Medway where you will spend 24 out of the 36 weeks teaching in two different schools.

Visit the website: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/courses/postgraduate/pgce-secondary-history.aspx

Course detail

All PGCE courses cover three main areas: Curriculum Studies, Professional Studies and Enhanced Studies. However, all learning on the course is designed to complement professional practice and the academic study will be informed by and inform practice.

PGCE students will be placed in two schools for a mixture of blocked time and serial (e.g. one day a week) time adding up to meet the current Government requirement for a minimum 120 days in school.

The completion of the course can lead to two possible awards. The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with QTS is awarded to those students who gain less than 40 Level 7 credits, but who pass all modules, gaining 120 credits in total. Those who gain 60 credits at Level 7 as well as 60 credits at Level 6, are awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with QTS.

Suitability

The course is for people who want to become qualified teachers.

Content

• Professional Studies

Professional Studies sessions aim to inform you about aspects of professional practice which are central to your work, whatever your subject, including how do we learn, how do we include all children, how is teaching a professional activity, how can education be organised and how can learning be assessed.

• Curriculum Studies

This module involves work in studying key concepts that underpin the various curricula and syllabi for your subject. The sessions allow discussion of different pedagogies and allow reflection on differing school approaches to the subject.

• Enhanced Studies

The module enables you to choose an area of personal interest to you to study this in more depth through a research project based in a school.

Format

Across the PGCE year there is an equivalent of 12 weeks of taught input which take place at university on the Canterbury Campus. The teaching on these days will be a mixture of seminar and workshop activity. There will also be a small number of lecture inputs.

Across the PGCE year there is the equivalent of 24 weeks spent in school. Student teachers will learn in a variety of ways in school, including from experienced mentors, through observing others and through experience. There is also a degree of individual support for learning offered in this course provided by mentors in school and the university tutors.

Tutors and mentors who lead the learning on this course are all qualified teachers.

Assessment

You will be assessed in two main ways via academic assignments and assessment of your teaching.

You will submit academic assignments for 20 credits in each curriculum, professional and enhanced studies modules. Each submission will include a written element, but you may also be assessed via presentations or practical performances as relevant to your chosen subject options.

What can I do next?

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to teach in schools as a qualified teacher.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please follow this link: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/how-to-apply/how-to-apply.aspx

Fees and Funding

See our Teacher Education Funding page to discover the scholarships and bursaries available.

View http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/teacher-education-funding.aspx


Visit the PGCE History (Secondary) page on the Canterbury Christ Church University website for more details!

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