Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) Geography with Humanities (3FS2)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Middlesex University
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may 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.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://www.byroncourtschool.co.uk/

Contents

About the course

This School Direct Secondary programme will prepare trainees in line with the requirements of the Teachers’ Standards (2012) for the award of QTS.

You will attend university training days at Middlesex alongside trainees recruited via other routes. You will carry out academic assignments leading to the award of masters level credits.

The School Direct Secondary PGCE develops effective, confident teachers whose classroom practice is informed by an advanced knowledge of educational theory, and who will continue to learn and reflect throughout their careers. You will critically evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of resources and your own lesson plans. You will analyse research data and critically evaluate how research has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of how to teach Geography with Humanities effectively.

We will help trainees to acquire the skills and expertise to support student’s learning, prepare them to teach in an inclusive environment, provide professional development and ensure that trainees show a concern for professional values and demonstrate the positive attitudes and behaviour expected from pupils.

For further information https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/secondary-geography-humanities https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/school-direct-qts

School placements

Host School Location: Claremont High School. Harrow HA3 0UH

During your training year, you will spend at least 120 days in schools. This includes placements in two secondary schools, your host school that you have stated on your application form and an alternative school, organised by the Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) partnership. The 2nd placement school will allow you to experience different approaches to school management and organisation as well as varied teaching and learning styles.

You will teach classes across the 11-16 age range and have the opportunity for post 16 enhancement. You will return to University for one day each week for lectures, seminars and workshops with the secondary education team. Each placement provides a sustained teaching experience with a gradual increase in responsibility for planning, teaching and assessment.

Within the placements, you will be supported by school-based mentors as well as your University Tutor.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Applicants are required to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above with at least 50% Geography content supported by a strong A Level (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.

Personal qualities

We are looking for ambitious trainee teachers who demonstrate their passion and enthusiasm for teaching and have a desire to share this with young people.

You should be highly motivated, able to adapt and have the resilience to work well under pressure. Ideal candidates will be organised and demonstrate good inter-personal skills.

Trainees should have the ability to reflect critically on their own practice and progress.

Other requirements

All applicants will be expected to have gained some experience in a classroom, ideally prior to interview.

Teacher Training providers have a responsibility to ensure that trainees have the health and physical capacity to teach and will not put children at risk of harm. All applicants will be required to successfully complete Occupational Health and Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure checks.

If you have lived, worked or travelled in another country for three months or longer in the last ten years, you will need to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the relevant country/countries. Please see; (www.mdx.ac.uk)

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

If you want an interesting career where you can really make a difference to the lives of young people, train to be a teacher with the Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) partnership.

The Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) partnership. is a strong partnership of primary and secondary schools working with Middlesex University to provide high quality teacher training. Our vision is to train and develop the next generation of outstanding teachers.

We have been successful providers of initial teacher training for many years. The consortium of schools involved have a high level of expertise and strong commitment to delivering excellent quality training. We enable our student teachers to realise their full potential. A high percentage of our students gain full employment within their placement school or within the partnership of school, once qualified.

You will be trained in a highly supportive and aspirational environment and will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for the delivery of creative, purposeful and challenging teaching and learning. Our teachers are excellent practitioners with exemplary behaviour management strategies and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

The Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) partnership can provide a broad range of experiences and developmental opportunities within a multi-culturally diverse population, which enriches the experience of teaching within this unique community.

Interview process

The Head of Department at the ‘host’ school will be interviewing you along with a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

You will also be asked to prepare a lesson or part of a lesson in your subject to deliver to a group of students in order to assess your interaction and communication skills with young people.

At the interview stage, your suitability for teaching will be assessed including your subject knowledge for teaching and competency in the fundamental skills of English and Maths. If any shortfall is identified, you may be required to complete some additional work to secure the appropriate level of competency before being accepted on the programme. During the programme your competency in these areas will be developed and assessed to ensure you reach the required level.

One interview will take place at the school and then a further interview at Middlesex university.

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

The Brent Initial Teacher Training (BITT) partnership is fully inclusive. Applicants who would benefit from disabled access should let us know on their application form so that they can be considered for placements at the appropriate schools.

Trainees with a disability or other needs will be offered additional support with reasonable adjustments made to accommodate their individual circumstances.

Contact this training provider

Email
tmooteealoo@byroncrt.brent.sch.uk
Telephone
0208 904 2785
Website
https://www.byroncourtschool.co.uk/
Address
Spencer Road
Wembley
Middlesex
HA0 3SF

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).

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