This one-year course is designed to prepare you for teaching children in the 5 to 11 age range.
Most of the programme is spent on two block school placements supported by academic input from the University. We aim to advise you of your specific school placements in July 2021, all our placement schools will be in or around Sherburn-in-Elmet, Tadcaster & Selby.
Our programme prepares you to confidently and effectively teach across the primary curriculum using a variety of strategies which can be applied in different types of schools, taking account of the stages of children’s development.
You’ll graduate with a PGCE & Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
You’ll be given a foundation in the full range of subjects that make up the primary school curriculum, with particular emphasis on the core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science.
Your studies consist of five key areas:
English – looking at the various strategies which can be applied in different types of schools, with some weekly English sessions taking place in local schools
Mathematics – build the confidence of your own mathematical ability as well as gain the knowledge and skills to teach mathematics effectively
Science – develop your own knowledge and understanding of science, as well as the pedagogical skills best suited to facilitating children’s effective learning of science in the classroom
Foundation subjects – art, design and technology, geography, history, information and communication technology, music, physical education and religious education
Professional studies – Develop an understanding of a wide range of general issues related to the profession, including safeguarding, child development, curriculum planning and assessment, teachers’ legal responsibilities, behaviour management and record planning
Theory Assessment is based on a series of coursework assignments at Masters level. There are two subject-focused assignments, one for English and one for mathematics, and the third piece of work is related to themes presented in the professional studies course.
As well as University academic assignments assessment takes place in your placement schools to support the award of QTS. Your teaching ability will be assessed against achievement of the Teachers’ Standards and will be based on performance as a teacher in the classroom.