The school direct Languages PGCE explores languages teaching and learning by combining theory and practice to promote innovative, inspiring and effective pedagogy. This helps our students to develop a critical awareness and strong classroom skills to become principled professionals and educational thinkers.
This programme enables students to engage critically with a number of approaches and issues relating to languages education, such as the teaching of grammar, the incorporation of literature and film into lessons, target language use, and the monitoring and assessment of pupils’ learning. It incorporates a range of approaches to ensure effective, inclusive teaching and learning, and develops a student’s professionalism and critical awareness to a high level. The programme prepares languages student teachers to teach the 11-16 age range. Wherever possible, we provide opportunities for trainees to gain experience at Key Stage 5 (post-16 age range).
We are looking for applicants with French and Spanish pathways.
The Languages PGCE programme is informed by research. We promote inclusive practice and consider issues related to SEND, bilingual learners and EAL (English as an additional language). We also promote creative and innovative practice and include sessions that focus on the effective use of information and communications technology and digital, video and multimedia.
UCL Institute of Education (IOE) has well-established partnerships with cultural and educational institutions across London, as well as European and Chinese universities and teacher training institutions.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of the national curriculum, its targets and content, together with an understanding of wider statutory requirements. You will advance your teaching and classroom management skills to a high level, and enhance your capacity for self-reflection and further professional development.
You will undertake two school placements during your training and these will be at two of our excellent alliance schools.
UCL IOE is a global leader in teacher education. Their programmes are recognised by Ofsted as “outstanding” in every criterion across Primary and Secondary Education. All school direct trainees have full access to UCL student support services/facilities.
The school direct programme follows the exact same structure as the PGCE route and awards the PGCE and QTS. The only difference is students apply directly to the NRTA via the DfE ‘Apply’ service. Candidates will still attend the same university lectures.
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