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The Secondary Postgraduate Certificate in Education is a one academic year (36 week) course that trains graduates to be secondary school teachers of History.
The PGCE programme has been designed to train teachers to practice as a subject specialist teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). Trainees are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) across the age range. Trainees will also often gain experience of the 16-18 age range, although they will not be formally assessed in this phase.
An undergraduate degree, or a recognised equivalent qualification, with at least 50% in a subject related to what you want to teach. This is typically 2:2 or higher.
GCSE grade C/4 in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent.
We would encourage all applicants to get as much relevant experience of working or volunteering with children to help prepare them for this crucial element of their course.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic entry requirements, but have significant life and/or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
A postgraduate qualification can give you a real advantage especially in today's competitive climate. At UWE Bristol we offer a wide variety of courses, so whether you're considering a career change, to consolidate your experience in a qualification or just need to get that professional qualification to take your career to the next level, we can offer you this.
I played the role of a stone mason at the Medieval Fair at Chepstow Castle. I had to explain my job and role in the building of Chepstow Castle in the Middle Ages to visiting pupils. It was great to see young people outside of the classroom and help them learn in a different way. It was also a lot of fun playing the role of a historical character and trying to encourage pupils to picture Chepstow Castle as it was when in use. Working with other subject groups was worthwhile as it broadened my own understanding of education
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