The secondary PGCE (QTS) programme with QTS is comprised of three modules.
- Subject Studies (Media Studies with English)
- Studies and Professional Issues in Education (SPIRE)
- School Experience
Offering you a balance of theory and practice, Subject Studies on the PGCE (QTS) Media with English Programme provides the opportunity to explore and understand the ways that the key concepts of Media Studies and Film Studies are taught at secondary school and at post-16 level. In addition to exploring pedagogy, assessment and classroom organisation, the programme will include consideration of the role of media education in schools and issues around media and digital literacy. You will also develop your practical skills, gaining expertise in teaching pre-production, production and post-production.
You will spend approximately 75% of the programme focusing upon Media Studies and the remainder focussing upon English at Key Stage 3. Much of the teaching takes place in the English & Media Centre
The Studies and Professional Issues in Research in Education (SPIRE) module is focused upon issues that most impact upon the young person’s experience of education in the 21st Century. In sessions you will be asked to consider a range of issues relating to education, engage with research and policy and link all of this to your own experience in the classroom.
You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days in school which are divided into two blocks allowing you to develop a broad understanding of the role of the teacher in contrasting settings. You’ll also spend the equivalent of 8 weeks in University, with a mix of lectures and small group seminars designed to support you in developing a strong and confident knowledge of your subject area.
Underpinning the School Experience Module is Professional Studies which prepares you for the wider roles and responsibilities of the teacher. This will be enhanced by ongoing training during school experience and will include aspects such as behaviour management, working with pupils with English as an Additional Language and Special Educational Needs.
The programme is taught and assessed at master’s level. In addition to the award of QTS, if you pass all academic elements of the programme at an appropriate level, you will graduate with 60 master’s level credits which are equivalent to one-third of a master’s degree. Full academic support is provided to ensure you are fully prepared for assessment regardless of your prior experiences.
PGCE Media Studies with English