The secondary PGCE (QTS) programme with QTS with Goldsmiths is comprised of three modules:
- Subject Studies (Art and Design Specialism)
- Studies and Professional Issues in Education (SPIRE)
- School Experience
Our curriculum is carefully constructed to blend practical experience in school with time in the university. It will provide a range of opportunities for you to develop a strong and confident knowledge of your specialist subject area.
The Subject Studies Module will critically examine curriculum, pedagogy and assessment in art and design, drawing on and developing your subject knowledge as an artist, designer, illustrator or related practice. During the programme you are shown how to plan, resource and organise art lessons, and how to monitor, record, evaluate and assess the art practices and knowledge of students. This programme prepares you fully to teach and eventually lead art and design in secondary school.
As well as a focus on your specialist subject, in the SPIRE module, you will be asked to consider the wider issues that impact the young person’s experience of education in the 21st Century. In this module, you will consider a range of issues relating to education, engage with relevant research and identify how all of this informs practice in the classroom.
In addition, you will spend a minimum of 120 days in school. These days are usually divided into two block school experiences allowing you to develop a broad understanding of the role of the teacher in contrasting settings.
Underpinning the programme is the Professional Studies course which is designed to prepare you fully 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.
Further details can be found here PGCE Art and Design