The course is a PGCE (SCITT) QTS award and you will gain a PG Certificate in Education with 60 M-level CATS points and prepares you to teach the religious education secondary school curriculum. It has been developed with our partner schools and features an ambitious curriculum.
You’ll consider the purpose of religious education in schools, exploring topics from the purpose of life to morality.
You’ll look at creative ways to teach your classes about Religious Education, such as through drama, art, and class trips.
You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.
You’ll also reflect on topics that sit across the curriculum in schools, such as pastoral care, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), and citizenship. This helps you to develop subject knowledge that you can use in your future teaching career.
You will be equipped to teach at KS3 and GCSE and be given the opportunity to have experience of Religious Education at KS5 in at least one of your placement schools.
As well as enriching your subject knowledge, you will learn:
- the professional behaviours and responsibilities of a teacher
- how pupils learn
- how to plan lessons
- how to manage behaviour
- how to adapt your teaching to meet the needs of all pupils
- how to assess learning
- how to ensure pupil wellbeing
We are a very close-knit and supportive team and we pride ourselves on the support we offer our trainees. You will work closely with a Subject Expert who is an experienced teacher and outstanding practitioner and will also be supported by a Subject Mentor and a Professional Mentor in your placement school. We also have a growing network of former trainees now employed in our placement schools, who offer an extra layer of support.
We achieved 100% employment with our most recent cohort, with the majority taking up positions in schools within our partnership.