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PGCE Secondary Education Physical Education

Course Description

If you want to become a Physical Education teacher then this course will prepare you to work in schools and to deliver high quality lessons for all pupils. The aim of the physical education course is to develop thoughtful teachers who can respond effectively to the learning needs of young people in school by providing a balanced physical education programme. Completion of the course will award Qualified Teacher Status along with 60 credits towards a Masters.

You will learn to draw on the theoretical principles underpinning physical education, and how to use this knowledge in your teaching. You will contribute to the teaching of traditional activity areas of the wider range and content of the National Curriculum for Physical Education key stage 3 strategy as well as traditional examination PE courses within the 11-16 programme.

We aim to provide a range of experiences, including post 16 teaching.

Typical modules may include:

Observation of teaching, before undertaking ‘sheltered’ teaching activities, for example teaching parts of lessons or groups of pupils within a class

Progression to teaching single or short sequences of lessons

Further development through planned classroom activities

Development of teaching skills as you move to sustained sequences of lessons

Research in the University and school on the use of ICT in the teaching of your subject

Generic pedagogical topics including PSHE

Visit the PGCE Secondary Education Physical Education page on the University of Wolverhampton website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

You will have to possess a passion for physical activity and be able to work with all ranges of ability. In addition you will need: A good honours degree in Physical Education or a highly relevant Physical Education or sport based degreeA training bursary of £9000 will be available for trainees with a first class honours degree and a £5000 bursary for those with a 2:1. There will be no bursary for those with a 2:2 or lower. A good level of personal performance across the range and content of the National Curriculum Physical Education Programme of Study

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