St George RC School Business Studies (2BH7)

QTS full time

Accredited body
Canterbury Christ Church University
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
QTS

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://stgeorgesrc.org/home/about/teacher-training/

Contents

About the course

Our subject mentors in Business Studies are experienced teachers who are enthusiastic about your development and know what is required for you to succeed.

They have designed a thorough programme of teacher training for you that will enable you to learn new skills in Business Studies and forge professional relationships with experienced teachers within the Academy Trust.

Additionally, CPD sessions are run on a weekly basis to ensure that you maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills you need within the teaching profession.

School placements

As part of the teacher training course, trainees will be expected to complete a 4-week placement in one of the Institutions within the Academy trust.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £5,960.

UK and EU tuition fees for this course

QTS only £5960

QTS & PGCE £9250

About the training provider

St George’s is the lead school in the Cardinal Hume Academies Trust which comprises of four Catholic secondaries (St George’s, Salvatorian College, Bishop Douglass and St Thomas More) and one Catholic primary (St Edward’s). Your application will come through St George’s but you can train at any of the schools in the trust.

All our schools offer a huge amount of support and guidance to their trainees. They are a wonderful place to train because of the intensive support you receive from your mentor and because the focus on good behaviour and support from the senior management mean that you are able to hone teaching skills in a calm and ordered environment.

There is also a catered weekly CPD programme for trainees and plenty of opportunities for helping out on trips and after school clubs.

Interview process

You will initially conduct a ~30 minute interview with representatives from CCCU and St George’s school. Here you will be asked set questions regarding your experiences and how they has prepared you for teaching as well as questions around your readiness to teach your subject.

Following the interview you will deliver a 15 minute teaching episode to the panel on a subject of your choice. The teaching episode must be designed for a higher ability year 7 class. You can chose to present the subject in any way that you wish. You will have access to a Windows computer and a projector. You will need to bring any additional resources that you need on the day with you (printing, equipment, etc).

Following the teaching episode you will be asked to complete a ~15 minute reflection. The reflection should include the following:

  • the strengths of the teaching episode
  • the weaknesses of the teaching episode
  • how you would improve it if you had to teach it again

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are sensitive to all potential disabilities and have trained students with varying conditions in the past. Please make sure you highlight your specific needs in interview so we can be sure to support you as best we can.

Contact this training provider

Email
f.morgan@stgeorgesrc.org
Telephone
020 7328 0904
Website
https://stgeorgesrc.org/home/about/teacher-training/
Address
St George's RC
Lanark Road
Maida Vale
London
W91RB

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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