The Southampton University Led Secondary M level PGCE provides an excellent route into teaching which will equip you with the latest research and practice. The course has consistently been rated highly by former trainees and has been successful in a series of recent Ofsted inspections. Our PGCE Secondary programme is designed and taught jointly by the Southampton Education School in partnership with over 125 schools across the region in eight different subject areas, and has a very good track record of moving successful trainees into employment, locally and beyond. You’ll engage with research-led approaches to enhance the quality of teaching you can offer your students and begin your career with confidence. Two thirds of the PGCE is spent in two school placements, starting in October, under the guidance of curriculum mentors who are all experienced classroom teachers. One third is spent training with the university, under the guidance of curriculum tutors, who all have extensive school teaching experience.
The PGCE Secondary Modern Languages course at Southampton will equip you with the necessary skills to teach Modern Languages across the secondary age range, including opportunities to acquire teaching strategies for 16-19 teaching. Trainees can train to teach ANY COMBINATION of French, Spanish or German, within the framework of the National Curriculum.
Sessions are practical and active participation is encouraged! Trainees learn how to use tools such as Drama and Film, to add different dimensions to their teaching repertoire.
The emphasis at Southampton is on support and collaboration. MFL trainees share good practice in workshops throughout the year and share resources. You are encouraged to organise lessons which make use of both published materials and your own individual creativity. Sessions will focus principally on the four skills of language learning Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The university-based sessions also include practical workshops, where you can develop your own language skills, as well as learn the pedagogy needed to teach languages. Opportunities will also be provided to develop your ICT skills and how to use them to enhance MFL learning.
In school, you will be supported by your curriculum mentor, who will organise your school experience and support you through observation and discussion at weekly meetings.