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    Full time available

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  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

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  • Last Updated

    20 September 2017

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Based on the University’s St Luke’s campus we are leaders in Initial Teacher Education. Consistently graded Outstanding by OFSTED, and ranked amongst the top three university providers of initial teacher training in the Good Teacher Training Guide.

Why study PGCE at the University of Exeter?

* 6th in the UK for world leading and internationally excellent research in Education (REF2014) and influencer of national education policy

* Ranked 3rd amongst university providers of initial teacher training in the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017

* Consistently recognised by Ofsted and the National College for Teaching & Leadership as an outstanding provider of Primary and Secondary initial teacher education

* Excellent graduate employment statistics, with 92 per cent of PGCE trainees who achieved QTS in the 2015-16 cohort securing a teaching post within six months of completion

* Partnership arrangements with over 250 schools

Fantastic choice of PGCE programmes making Exeter one of the 10 largest PGCE providers in the UK

A leader in the provision of phonics training and the South West Centre for the Cambridge Primary Review Network

Home to one of the largest education libraries in the UK

Programme Structure

The University modules are designed to give you experience of all the subjects you will be expected to teach for your specified age range.

The Primary Programme

If you are applying to the Primary programme you can specify a specialist subject from the options shown below. We also offer ‘Primary with Teaching and Learning’ pathway, which is a generalist route. Specialist studies is a real advantage when beginning your career as a teacher and is unique to the Exeter Primary PGCE programme.

Specialist subjects available for ages 5-11 are:

• English

• Humanities

• Mathematics

• Science

• Primary Teaching and Learning

• Upper Primary Art

These specialisms prepare our trainees to become curriculum coordinators, a distinct advantage as they begin their career in teaching. Applicants therefore need to specify their chosen specialism and entry requires sufficient subject knowledge in that subject area. Find out more about these specialisms on our website http://www.exeter.ac.uk/teachertraining/primary/structure/

The Secondary Programme

The Exeter Secondary PGCE programme trains you to teach the 11-18 age range. All coursework is designed to provide engaging and varied opportunities for you to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to achieve Qualified Teacher Status ( QTS).

Dependent upon your degree subject, you can choose to teach:

- English

- History

- Mathematics

- Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish)

- Physical Education

- Religious Education

- Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biology with Psychology)

Find out more about these specialisms at the website http://www.exeter.ac.uk/teachertraining/secondary/structure/

Visit the Teacher Training (PGCE) programmes page on the University of Exeter website for more details!






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