This secondary teacher training course leads to a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It prepares and equips you to teach your subject in secondary schools and post-16 colleges. School and university training is integrated throughout the course and the University of York and the Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance work closely together to identify your individual capabilities and needs and to enable you to make progress in your development as a teacher.
This PGCE course comprises of 60 credits at Masters level and 60 credits at level 6 plus the recommendation for the award of QTS.
On the course you enhance your subject knowledge, understanding and skills, learn how to teach your subject, learn about the wider role of teachers in school, gain knowledge about schools and the education system, apply your skills and knowledge on school placements, gain experience of working alongside other professionals who support the care and development of individual pupils in schools.
We help you to develop the skills you need to be a successful teacher of pupils of all abilities and backgrounds. While studying with us you build your enthusiasm, confidence, knowledge and ability to teach your subject.
This course begins in early September and finishes the end of June the following year. The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance will offer places in History through the unsalaried route.
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This course prepares you to become an effective teacher of History. It encourages you to work professionally and creatively with school colleagues, trainees from other curriculum areas, archaeologists, museums and academics.
Trainees learn how to plan lessons and design activities to promote historical thinking, including enquiry, source analysis and interpretation. We investigate issues such as progression, differentiation and assessment. The University-based course and our school partners introduce trainees to citizenship, literacy, ICT, assessment for learning and thinking skills. Together our partnership supports trainees in their learning, reflection and practice. We integrate theory and practice through all aspects of our course.
The course is taught by staff with recent and current school experience and cutting edge research and professional development expertise. Local teachers regularly contribute workshops that are grounded in up to date practice. We also have good relationships with staff in local York Museums and other sites of historic importance.
Applications are welcomed from both those with single subject History degrees and those who have studied a significant amount of History together with other subjects.