If this is a subject you’re knowledgeable and passionate about then our PGCE Secondary Religious Education course could open the door to a great career.
By teaching religious education in the 21st century you’ll draw together the history and teaching of world religions and the use and evaluation of philosophical, theological and ethical frameworks, while supporting pupils in their response to social and world issues.
You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of teaching and learning, which will provide you with the tools to become an excellent teacher able to teach a rich and diverse curriculum.
You’ll engage in education, pedagogy and professional studies sessions and curriculum workshops. These will take place both at the University and in school settings, and will develop your expertise in generic educational and professional issues, and subject-specific teaching theory.
Exploring the link between theory and practice is central to your PGCE Religious Education course. As a result of this, many aspects of the workshops in University are structured to share not only subject knowledge, but also to reflect theory and model potential lesson tasks.
As part of the course there will be opportunities for you to demonstrate your developing professional skills, such as:
- Developing religious literacy in your classroom / department
- Understanding the role of ethos and culture
- Considering the practical nature of RE
- Exploring the importance of ‘talk’ in the RE classroom.
By the end of the course we aim to have helped your development into a highly-skilled graduate teacher with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning, which will allow you to demonstrate the highest levels of professional practice. You will be a confident, reflective and accountable practitioner, able to deliver a rich and diverse curriculum in a contemporary cultural context.
All aspects of the PGCE including your school experience will be assessed through our Core ITE Curriculum.