The Secondary PGCE (QTS) Part Time programme is designed to take place over two academic years and is comprised of three modules.
- Subject Studies (Design and Technology)
- Studies and Professional Issues in Education (SPIRE)
- School Experience
Goldsmiths’ Department of Design runs the PGCE Design & Technology. The curriculum includes working with resistant materials (product design), systems and control (electronics, CAD/CAM), textiles, and food technology. What unifies these is the subject of Design and the development of designing competence. The Subject Studies Module is assessed in year 1.
The Studies and Professional Issues in Research in Education (SPIRE) module focuses on 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. In your written assignment you’ll choose one area from this module to reflect upon more deeply. This module is assessed in year 2.
You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days in school which will be divided into two block school experiences. These will allow you to develop a broad understanding of the role of the teacher in contrasting settings. You will 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. This module is assessed across years 1 and 2.
Underpinning the programme is the Professional Studies course 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.
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