The Middlesex PGCE Secondary Citizenship course is one year full-time. It equips you to inspire pupils through the use of engaging interactive workshops, lectures and structured debates. You receive personal attention through regular tutor visits to school placements and individual tutorials. Schools are carefully selected to suit individuals and expose them to imaginative and thought provoking teaching and learning strategies.
The course aims to prepare you for the teaching profession. It will:
Enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of pupils and their learning Develop your expertise in highly specialised professional skills in a context where you'll need to exercise initiative and take personal responsibility for decision making in complex and unpredictable situations Equip you with the pedagogic knowledge, understanding and skills to teach effectively across the 11-16 age range Develop your knowledge and understanding of the Secondary Citizenship curriculum Enable you to understand, critically evaluate and respond to the needs of children in multicultural, multilingual and multifaith settings and schools in an international, urban environment. The content focuses on the National Curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 4 and the teaching strategies relevant to developing the active involvement of pupils in participatory, effective citizenship. The teaching strategies that you will develop through the citizenship programme will include those broadly applicable to humanities and social science teaching. Subject teaching methodology and application workshops and seminars are delivered in school.
Two thirds (120 days) of the PGCE Secondary Citizenship course will be on placement. We have excellent relationships with schools in north London, Essex and Hertfordshire and many of our graduates go on to work in their first teaching job at the schools where they had a placement.
In 2012, the secondary teacher training programmes at Middlesex were rated Good with Outstanding Features (by Ofsted), an excellent result for a large and diverse provider of teacher training.