The Sussex Schools Partnership PGCE course is offered as either a 1 year full-time programme or for 2 years part time.
Successful candidates will be awarded Qualified
Teacher Status (QTS) and a PGCE of 90 Masters Level Credits allowing progress onto our Part-time Masters in Education for newly qualified teachers.
On our Secondary Drama course you will be training to teaching one of the most rewarding subjects in the curriculum offering pupils the opportunity to enrich their lives and communities, explore complex issues and emotions, and build their self-confidence and practical skills. Whether at Key Stage 3, GCSE or A level pupils gain valuable experiences from working in groups, using their imagination and numerous cross-curricular opportunities enable the transfer of skills into other subject areas.
You will develop your understanding of drama at secondary level and learn a range of strategies for teaching it effectively. Beyond the classroom, you will participate in the broader role and position of Drama in school life, supporting - and sometimes leading - performances and productions.
The Sussex course brings together education theory and practice encouraging you to critically reflect on approaches to learning and teaching. Excellent teachers from our partnership schools are seconded to the tutor team in most subjects and contribute additional currency to teaching and trainee support.
You will attend a full-time three week induction course on our campus during September to prepare you for starting your school placement.
Our full-time candidates spend Monday to Thursday each week training in one of our partnership schools and attending the University Campus on Fridays for lectures, workshops and seminars with our team of experienced subject tutors. Part-time candidates also attend the university on Fridays and train for two days a week in school in year 1 and three days in year 2.
Over the year you will be placed in two different schools and will be required to pass both placements. Additional assessments are via a Masters level essay submitted in late February and an innovative Viva style Masters level exit interview at the end of the course.
The Sussex PGCE course benefits from the acclaimed and recently re furbished Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts (ACCA) on campus. ACCA is a world class inter disciplinary arts space
in an iconic grade 11 listed modernist building connecting Sussex University with Brighton and Hove and the wider national and international arts communities.
Further course information http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/ite/pgceandschooldirectsecondary/drama