This programme will equip trainees to teach Social Sciences to students aged 14 to 19, from GCSE to A level.
Trainees in Social Sciences will most likely teach a combination of Sociology (at Key Stage 4 level - GCSE) and Psychology (at Key Stage 5 level - A level). In some circumstances, trainees may train to teach PSHE or other subjects falling under the banner of Social Sciences. This will be dependent on the individual trainee’s qualifications.
If you have any query as to whether your qualifications are appropriate for application to a Social Sciences training programme, please do contact us for further information.
This is a school based training programme, spending 4 days a week in school completing ‘on the job’ training. One day a week will be spent with all Secondary trainees completing ‘professional studies’, where more in depth studies can be made into teaching pedagogy and covering a variety of topics including behaviour management, lesson planning, assessment for learning etc. These sessions will either be delivered face to face or via an online seminar, depending on COVID-19 regulations at the time.
Trainees can opt for the QTS only programme or the PGCE programme which requires assignments to be written at Masters level. These assignments are more research-based whereas the QTS assessments are more reflective, basing your work on your own classroom practice.
Our PGCE is accredited by Kingston University but there is no need to visit Kingston, as you will have access to all the online resources and assessors will visit trainees to introduce assignments.
George Abbot SCITT has 100% employment records for trainees following the end of the programme.