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School of Education

PGCE Secondary Partnership (with QTS)

Please note we still have places for 2017 - PGCE Secondary and PGCE Primary Education

The aim of the PGCE Secondary Partnership is to enable you to develop the range of skills required to become a qualified teacher of pupils aged between 11 and 16 (with post-16 enhancement).

More specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Cope effectively in the classroom by developing your classroom management and control skills.
  • Develop a critical understanding of the curriculum and pedagogy of specialist areas.
  • Establish an understanding of a range of whole school issues, the values and assumptions that underpin them and their application to school and classroom practice.
  • Develop an understanding of pupils in school, their similarities and differences, particularly in terms of their needs, their behaviour, their motivation and levels of attainment.

You will hone these skills by undertaking subject specialist study and work on cross-curricular, focusing on school and classroom-based issues. This study, supported by the school-based work, will provide you with an integrated programme of professional training.

In addition, the PGCE Secondary Partnership can consitute the first year of the School of Education's MA Education. Successful completion of the PGCE will enable you to progress on to Postgraduate Diploma and then the part-time final stage of this postgraduate degree, should you wish to do so.