The PGCE programme is taught in partnership with secondary schools/colleges. It will prepare you for entry to the teaching profession through developing your expertise in teaching pupils aged eleven to sixteen with post-sixteen enhancement.
The physical education subject knowledge programme aims to support and develop you to become a confident and competent educator.
You will gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to reflect on your practice to refine and improve your teaching and pupils’ learning. You will develop your physical education subject knowledge through specialist sessions which will explore contemporary theory and how this is realised in pedagogy and practice.
Promoting engagement in physical activity, and fostering curiosity and interest in learning, is at the heart of the programme. You will focus on teaching methods which allow you to explore physical education in a meaningful and engaging environment.
Your subject knowledge programme, based at Oxstalls campus in specialist facilities, is progressive and complements your work and development in schools over the course of the year. You will develop your knowledge to become both an effective and reflective physical education teacher. You will develop skills to plan and teach your subject effectively, helping all pupils to unlock their full potential. You will be part of a select cohort of trainee teachers with access to mentoring and support throughout the course of the year and beyond into your teaching career.
You will have many opportunities to observe excellent practice working alongside teachers and pupils in a range of school settings. In addition to the focus at Key Stages 3 and 4, you will gain an insight into KS2 transition and KS5 teaching. Our experienced and world leading team of academics will help nurture you as an innovative and resilient teacher, able to make a positive difference to pupils’ lives and transform the future of physical education.
The PGCE is awarded following satisfactory performance in relation to all the standards for Qualified Teacher Status. Evidence of success will be drawn from coursework, study tasks, and teaching competence which is demonstrated on school experience.
In addition, our PGCE offers students the opportunity to gain up to 60 Master’s level credits, with potential progression to a Master’s level degree programme.