We offer education, training and support of the very highest standard, delivered by a team of experienced and inspirational tutors who are experts in their field. We provide excellent opportunities for students to further their sport specialism in one of the finest universities for sport in the UK (Exeter is ranked 5th in the UK for British Universities & Colleges Sport).
Physical Education at Exeter is widely recognised as a leading PE course nationally. The PE cohort is an academically able group and employability rates are exceptionally high. Within the first 5 years of teaching, the majority of our trainees take on leadership roles, such as Head of Department or Head of Year and complete their Master’s Degree in Education.
The PE course is constantly evolving and changing to take account of: (a) the latest empirical research and government policy initiatives in teacher education both in PE and the wider educational landscape, (b) internal quality assurance measures such as trainee evaluations, school-based teachers’ evaluations, peer reviews and, (c) external quality assurance health checks, such as recent Ofsted inspection findings, external examiner’s reports to keep the course vital, stimulating and moving forward.
The PE course includes university taught lectures, practical/workshop-based sessions, directed study tasks, assignments and school experience to prepare traine.es to inform, inspire and engage the diverse needs of young people in the 21st century and withstand the demands of the modern day PE teacher.
The course is constantly evolving and changing to take account of: (a) the latest research both in PE and the wider educational landscape, (b) internal quality assurance mechanisms such as student teacher evaluations, school-based teachers’ evaluations, peer reviews and, (c) external quality assurance mechanisms such as recent Ofsted inspection findings, external examiner’s reports to keep the course vital, stimualting and moving forward.
Trainees will develop a secure knowledge and understanding of:
(a) Content: a wide variety of physical activities comprising the National Curriculum for PE (i.e. athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, outdoor & adventurous activities & swimming), including fitness, health, BTEC and GCSE and A level theory and practice.
(b) Pedagogy: how to transform this knowledge of activities and topics in ways that makes them comprehensible to learners
(c) Learners: different types of learners (e.g. gifted & talented, SEN/D, obese, reluctant/disengaged, EAL)
(d) Learning: theories of how learners learn (e.g. Vygotsky’s Social Constructivist theory)
(e) Curriculum: the National Curriculum for PE in England.