We’re recognised as one of the leading institutions in the country for teacher training. Enjoying a strong national and international reputation, we have a long and distinguished record of training teachers dating back to 1839. Our PGCE Secondary programme, with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), offers high-quality training for those wishing to teach in the secondary age range.
The English route is designed to produce reflective, analytical and effective classroom practitioners.
Visit the website: http://www.chi.ac.uk/pgce-secondary-english
The course will build upon prior experience to equip trainees with the specific subject knowledge and skills that will enable them to become effective teachers of English language and literature across Key Stages 3 and 4 of the National Curriculum and to A level.
The two subject study modules, which are based at the university’s Bognor Regis campus, are complemented by a Professional Studies programme, also at Bognor Regis.
Format and assessment
In addition to your subject specialism, you’ll study a Professional Studies element of the course, which includes:
- Professionalism in Education
- Identity, Equality and Inclusion
- Closing the gap in access and achievement
- Reflective practice
- Positive behaviour management
- Working with learning support assistants
- English as an additional language
- Child protection and Prevent
- Pastoral care in schools
- Literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
- Research skills
- The relationship between theory and practice
- Special Educational Needs
- Vocal skills
- Applying for teaching posts
- Personal, Social and Health Education
- Building rapport and resilience
The course is assessed through observation during teaching placements and written assignments.
To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students need to complete three 4,000-word assignments at FHEQ level 7 (Masters) and two blocks of School Experience.
The programme’s delivered full-time over 38 weeks with 70% practical school experience in established partner schools and 30% university-based time, divided between Professional Studies and subject study.
This experience provides you with the opportunity to work alongside serving teachers, learning about the broader roles and skills of teachers and other school staff.
This programme prepares you for a career as a secondary school teacher. At the end of the year you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status and will be ready for the next stage of your development as a Newly Qualified Teacher in school. Our students are highly successful in gaining teaching posts, many in our partner schools.
How to apply:https://dotmailer-surveys.com/f31ueg1e-c011re4a
Funding for postgraduate students:
For information on funding and scholarships, please visit: http://www.chi.ac.uk/study-us/fees-finance/funding-and-money-advice-0/funding-postgraduate-students
Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.
At Bognor Regis campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support. We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas. We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.
Our award winning Learning Resource Centre is at the heart of the campus. It hosts a modern library service with areas for quiet and silent study on both floors. Also situated in the LRC is the Support and Information Zone, Costa Coffee and over 80 open access work stations. An equipment loans centre offers laptops, tablets and other electronic devices for short and long term loans.
Typically, candidates will have an honours degree with a classification of 2.2 or above.At least fifty per cent of the degree content will have been in English.All candidates must have achieved at least a ‘C’ in GCSE English and Mathematics. Some experience of observation in school and the ability to reflect on this are highly desirable.