The Primary PGCE (QTS) programme with Modern Languages at Goldsmiths has three distinct modules. These are:
- School Experience
- Studies and Professional Issues in Research in Education (SPIRE)
- Curriculum Studies; Modern Language
During the programme you will spend a minimum of 120 days in school. In your school experience, you will not only be teaching Modern Languages but will be excepted to plan and teach across the curriculum.
Your school experience will be divided into two blocked experiences which will allow you to develop a broad understanding of the wider role of the teacher in contrasting settings.
You will spend one third of the programme in University. In this time you will have mix of lectures and small group seminars to support you in developing a strong and confident knowledge of all of the subjects you will be teaching in the primary classroom. Underpinning the programme is the Professional Studies course which is designed to prepare you fully for the wider roles and responsibilities of the teacher.
The Primary PGCE (QTS) Programme at Goldsmiths is taught and assessed at masters Level. In addition to a recommendation for QTS, if you pass all academic elements of the programme, you will also leave with level 7 credits equivalent to one third of a masters degree. Full academic support is provided to ensure you are fully prepared for assessment regardless of your prior experiences.
Studies and Professional Issues in Research in Education (SPIRE):
The SPIRE module focuses specifically 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 diversity and inclusion; engage with research and policy and link all of this to your own experience in the classroom. In your written assignment you will choose one area from this module to reflect upon more deeply.
In this course you will follow an innovative structure combining three strands that will help you develop the knowledge, skills and understanding you need in teaching and learning modern foreign languages at primary level. You will be engaged in practical and theoretical enquiry, both at Goldsmiths and on school placement, to enable you to reach your full potential.
Further information can be found here PGCE Primary Modern Languages