The PGCE Physical Education (PE) with EBacc course is an exciting teacher training route for those who are passionate about developing pupils’ enthusiasm and understanding of meaningful PE and their chosen EBacc subject.
You will be trained by leading practitioners and develop practical skills that form an important part of teaching. You will also develop a deeper understanding of key areas of subject knowledge in PE and your chosen EBacc subject. The course will explore the curricular requirements associated with PE and your chosen EBacc subject for 11–16-year-olds, as well as the key GCSE examinations.
The PGCE course consists of three modules designed to support the award of the PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status.
Module 1 Professional Practice
This combines theory and practice in developing your subject knowledge and pedagogical skills and understanding. You will be immersed in professional studies sessions enabling you to develop holistically as a teacher.
Module 2 Reflective Teacher (Masters level)
This module aims to develop your theoretical understanding of what it is to be a teacher as well as your practical skills as a reflective practitioner. This will help you to critically analyse your own teaching and grow as a teacher.
Module 3 Policy, Practice and Professionalism (Masters level)
This module aims to develop your understanding of teaching as a research-informed profession and how policy and practice impact upon each other.
The PGCE course is organised in two strands: subject days and three blocks of school experience (minimum of 120 days).
You will spend subject study days at the university taught by leading practitioners in PE who are effective, research-engaged teachers. The three blocks of school experience, spread through autumn, spring and summer terms, will be spent in schools developing practical teaching skills with the support of experienced mentors and teachers. You will be observing and teaching in your chosen EBacc subject throughout your course, supported by a mentor in that subject for a minimum of two hours a week.
We will deliver sessions and prepare you for interviews for teaching positions in collaboration with key colleagues from partner schools.
Assessment is based on practice in schools and by written assignments on our Level 7.
Following successful completion of this course, you will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education leading to Qualified Teacher Status and gain 60 credits of postgraduate study. These credits can be imported into our Master of Research Course taught at Kingston.