This PGCE course prepares you to teach Music in the 11-16 age ranges with opportunities to gain experience of teaching post-16. It is an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching, combining study at either postgraduate or professional level with practical training to meet the Teachers’ Standards.
This PGCE secondary Music course draws upon the strong heritage and tradition of BGU within the field of Teacher Training, within the University’s School of Teacher Development. The course tutors are experienced Music teachers and performers who delight in the opportunity to work with the next generation of Music teachers.
The course will equip you to become an outstanding secondary school teacher and facilitator of Music. This inspiring course includes taught seminars, active workshops and 1:1 tutorial support. Music trainees work in a supportive group, sharing classroom experience, teaching resources, and sharing individual expertise. BGU ‘enjoys an excellent reputation locally and employment rates are high’ (Ofsted 2010). The course benefits from a close working relationship with the Lincolnshire Music Service, providing experiences across Key Stages and within the wider school community. Additionally, the course includes outside enrichment such as visits by specialist instrumentalists and teachers.
You will consider the broader aspects of teaching, contexts for learning, the latest government initiatives and contemporary issues in teaching, learning and assessment.
Throughout your year of study, you will explore all aspects of your subject. This includes those areas that are your strengths, as well as areas you may need to improve upon. You will study how pupils learn in your subject area, how you need to assess them and how to keep abreast of new developments within your subject. You will learn how to plan and deliver topics in ways that include all types of learners in meaningful ways.
This course is demanding and stimulating. We aim for you to be prepared to take responsibility for your own learning, be open to creative and innovative ideas, and be competent, reflective practitioners both in your training year and beyond. Success on the course means you will have completed a postgraduate (with 60 credits at Masters level) or professional graduate qualification, have met all the Qualified Teacher Status Standards and be ready to start the next year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.
For more information please visit: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/courses/pgcesecmus