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PGCE Music

Course Description

What is the course about?

The course aims to train you to become effective and enthusiastic teachers of Music at secondary school level.
You will be given the opportunity to develop your existing experience and skills and learn how to apply them in the classroom.
You will be encouraged to adopt a positive attitude and to think creatively and critically about your work.

What is it like?

The course is school-focused and there will be a strong emphasis on practical work. Composing, performing, and appraising will form important areas of activity.

Teaching music in schools

Much of your time will be spent in schools where you will be supported by your tutors and by mentors who are experienced teachers.
Schools today and tomorrow

You will learn of the many aspects of school life, including personal and social education, and you will be encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities.
Gaining new skills

Through a combination of workshops, seminars, and visits you will learn how to

implement the requirements of the National Curriculum for Music;
organise and manage music lessons at the different key stages;
plan and develop lessons and classroom materials;
develop creative and practical work in the classroom;
use music technology in the classroom;
monitor and assess pupils' progress;
plan for extra-curricular music


Your work is assessed on the basis of the competences expected of a newly qualified teacher. There are no examinations but your coursework is continually assessed.

Visit the PGCE Music page on the Bangor University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A relevant undergraduate degree

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