The Business Studies PGCE will develop the professional skills and attitudes to teach business and/or economics in schools and colleges, as part of both academic (AS/A2 and GCSE) and applied courses. The PGCE emphasises the particular skills you will need to teach young people aged 14 to 19, and prepares you to make links between education and industry. You may teach some economics and business elements of citizenship and personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) as part of your practical teaching experience. The course aims to give you insight into the continuously evolving subject of business and economics and its application to classroom teaching. A collaborative approach is used to help develop you as a thoughtful teacher who can work confidently and flexibly within the broad framework of the 14 to 19 curriculum.
Tutors have been actively involved in schools, colleges and recent major curriculum development projects in business and economics. The team carries out research, publishes widely and has an international reputation for the professional development of established teachers as well as those entering the profession.
You will undertake two school placements during your PGCE training and these will be at two of our excellent alliance schools. Including: Alexandra Park School, Fortismere School, Woodside High School, Friern Barnet School, Park View School, Duke’s Aldridge Academy, Highgate Wood School, Mill Hill County High and Christ’s College Finchley.
UCL Institute of Education (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 UCL School Direct students have full access to UCL student support services and facilities.
This programme follows the exact same structure as the PGCE route and awards the PGCE and QTS. The only difference is that students apply directly via UCAS to the school or alliance. Candidates will still attend the same university lectures.
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