Whether your specialism is Psychology, Sociology or Health and Social Care, we will provide you with the knowledge and resources required to excel in all three areas of the discipline. We see the value in every academic subject and recognise the social sciences power to enrich students’ educational experience.
The Social Science course is carefully planned, robust and ambitious with evidence-based enquiry at its heart. Delivering the Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework, it also seeks to go beyond it in its design. It covers:
- Preparing for your ITT year
- Personal and professional conduct and responsibilities
- Pupil safety, wellbeing, happiness, and progress
- Creating an effective behaviour for learning environment
- Planning, teaching, and evaluating lessons
- Meeting the needs of all learners
- Pedagogical knowledge
- Preparing to become an effective Early Career Teacher
By the end of the course, you will be equipped to deliver all aspects of the Social Science curriculum to a range of abilities and key stages.
You will work alongside, and be mentored by, a range of expert and experienced colleagues – Subject Leads, Professional Mentors, Placement Mentors and the SCITT team.
Assessment for Qualified Teacher Status will be against our curriculum, the Core Content Framework, and ultimately, the Teachers’ Standards. You will receive regular and supportive feedback on your teaching from experienced colleagues.
For the PGCE element, which runs seamlessly alongside your school-based practice, you will complete two research-based university assignments; guidance and support for both QTS and PGCE will be offered throughout the year.