The Social Science PGCE course aims to prepare you to meet the NCTL standards fully and to teach A-level Psychology and/or Sociology with confidence and authority.
The Social Science PGCE aims to:
Introduce you to the variety of strategies and techniques available to the teacher in the modern education system
Model the above strategies and techniques in University sessions
Guide you to a set of principles which will allow you to operate as effective practitioners in new and challenging situations
Introduce you to wider issues which confront Social Science teachers
Inform you about current developments in education which impinge upon your role as Social Science teachers
All training will be done as a Social Science group, though specialist Psychology and Sociology sub-groups are formed where appropriate. In addition, all students are required to teach one or more Humanities, PSHE, and/or vocational course.
The Social Science subject specialism will run throughout the academic year and will cover a variety of areas including:
Personal and social education
ICT and Social Sciences
Examination and assessment issues
If you are passionate about teaching, ambitious, reflective and with excellent communication skills and a desire to positively influence and transform young people’s lives, we look forward to receiving your application.
In return we will offer you: • a PGCE programme with QTS and Master’s level credits with our Higher Education Institution (HEI) partner, The University of Leicester • a training programme including sessions at university, Higham Lane School as well as your placement schools • an on-the-job training approach working alongside experienced teachers to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons from the start of the academic year • teaching experience at 2 complementary schools • opportunities to work alongside other trainees to share ideas and experiences • both subject and professional mentors to support and guide you through your training year.
Successful applicants may be placed at any of our schools depending on subject specialism.
For information on our partner schools, please see (https://www.highamlaneschool.co.uk/partnership).