The PGCE Computing at King’s equips computing professionals and graduates to become inspiring secondary school teachers. The course emphasises learning through critical reflection on theory, practice and discussion with colleagues.
King’s has established strong links with excellent partner schools and can offer trainees a rich and diverse experience of curriculum planning and delivery.
Trainees benefit from our central London location and participate in specifically organised visits to the Raspberry Pi Academy and the Science Museum pending availability
This is a full-time course that consists of four required modules and two blocks of teaching experience. One will be based at Prendergast school and the other will be based in another secondary schools in Lewisham. You will complete the course within ten months, studying September to June. You must take modules totalling 120 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification.
The PGCE Computing is judged Outstanding by Ofsted and taught by a strong team of computing education tutors.
Work with tutors who are actively engaged in research and development in computing education. In the last research assessment exercise the department was rated second in the UK (REF, 2014).
King’s is home to the interdisciplinary Computing Education Research Centre (CERC), connecting expertise in education, computing, robotics and digital humanities to inform the understanding of computing education across all age groups and sectors. Trainees benefit from collaboration with CERC staff.
94% of 2018 graduates who sought teaching posts were employed within 6 months of qualifying
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