We will prepare you to teach psychology in a flexible and exciting way. IOE tutors are committed to promoting good interactive teaching and learning in their sessions, and a collaborative ethos is encouraged so that you share materials, resources and ideas with other student teachers.
At the UCL Institute of Education (IOE) you will participate in a range of lectures and seminars designed to enhance your development as a teacher. These highly interactive sessions will cover how children learn, assessment, lesson planning, behaviour management and subject-specific matters. The programme involves visits to sites around London as well as a wide range of guest speakers.
We draw on current research at the IOE and elsewhere to inform your social science teaching and encourage you to engage with recent debates and literature in the field. Our underlying aim is to develop you as a reflective and highly skilled teacher.
In our partner schools and colleges, you will teach mainly Psychology at AS and possibly A2 level. Whilst some schools also offer Psychology at GCSE, it would be extremely beneficial to be able to offer another subject within the field of social sciences and/or humanities. In some placements there are opportunities to contribute to relevant vocational qualifications, such as Health and Social Care or Child Development and PHSE.
At Key Stage 3, you may be required to teach some history, religious education or citizenship.
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 very 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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