The Sussex Schools Partnership PGCE English course is offered as either a 1 year full-time programme or for 2 years part time to a limited number of applicants. Successful candidates are 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.
We believe that Religious Education is an integral part of any school curriculum, offering students the opportunity to think critically and creatively whilst providing opportunities to develop an understanding and appreciation of religions and their contribution to individuals, communities and societies. Whether at Key Stage 3, GCSE or A Level, Religious Education and the disciplines of Philosophy and Ethics allow students to both learn about and learn from different religious traditions whilst developing skills of reflection, enquiry, evaluation, analysis and empathy.
Training to teach Religious Education offers trainees the chance to tackle stimulating, thought-provoking topics with students and explore issues relevant to them in the 21st century. Trainees will encourage students to consider their own as well as others’ responses to big questions of meaning, purpose and life as well as challenging each individual to develop academically, offering a high quality and holistic education supporting students to construct balanced and informed arguments and responses to Religious, Philosophical and Ethical concepts.
Integrating education theory and practice and encouraging critical reflection on approaches to learning and teaching is key to the Sussex approach. Excellent teachers from partnership schools are seconded to the tutor team 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.
Thereafter 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.
Over the course you will be placed in two different partnership schools selected for you by your tutor 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.
Further course information
[RE Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course)(http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/ite/ske)