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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Latin with Classics) PGCE

Course Description

The PGCE provides a clear, thoughtful and critical introduction to teaching Latin with Classics, drawing on leading Education research carried out at King's. We work in close partnership with schools in designing, delivering and assessing our programme in order to develop excellent, reflective classroom practioners.

Key benefits

- King's is one of only two institutions to offer PGCE Latin with Classics and the programme has a national reputation for its quality.

- All King's PGCE Latin with Classics students who have sought jobs immediately after training have been successful and schools with classics vacancies often contact the PGCE office in advance of advertising posts in the national press.

- The demand for classics teachers is currently greater than the supply.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/pgce-latin-with-classics.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

Our programme combines the theory and practice of education.

University based: You will work with other trainees and tutors in your subject area to consider the principles and practice of teaching your subject including curriculum design, the development of materials, classroom management and lesson planning. You will also work with trainees from other subjects in a programme of lectures and seminar groups to examine broad generic issues. During both secondary school placements there are occasional days in college for tutorials to support and monitor progress towards the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). There are cross-curricular research tasks and assignments.

School based: For 24 of the 36 weeks the training takes place in schools, mainly in two complementary secondary schools but with two short primary school experiences. This introduces you to recognising key constituents of good teaching, helps develop your own teaching skills and gain an understanding of how schools work and how children learn.

- Course purpose -

For those wishing to train as teachers of pupils aged 11-18 in Latin with Classics. Our programme will lead to the DfE Standards for QTS which are assessed through teaching practice observation, portfolios and written assignments.

- Course format and assessment -

The 45-credit honours-level module will be assessed by a combination of a written portfolio (equivalent to 8,000 words) and assessment of your teaching practice against the teaching standards as set out by the government’s Department for Education. Progress in meeting the teaching standards will be monitored through three progress reports that will be completed by staff at the placement school.

The 30-credit master’s-level modules will each be assessed by an 8,000-word written assignment.

The 15-credit honours-level module will be assessed by a 4,000-word written assignment.

Career prospects

The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education: many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection services.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Latin with Classics) PGCE page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor's degree with at least 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) , preferably in Classics, Classical Civilisation or Ancient History. Your level of Latin will need to be at least AS level grade A (or the equivalent) and this will be assessed at interview through a translation exercise.Knowledge and understanding of the subject you intend to teach. GCSE grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification) in English language and Mathematics. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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