The Sussex Schools Partnership PGCE in Computing and Business is offered as a 1 year full-time programme. 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.
At the heart of the course is a belief in the importance of heuristic learning and creativity. Enabling learners to become independent, critical thinkers who develop expertise in formulating problems and their solutions is crucial.
You will learn how to develop the computational thinking skills of your learners. You will also help learners to become the creators of technology, not just users of technology, by understanding the role of computing in the classroom, teaching and learning theory, moral and social issues arising from the widespread use of computers and, of course, the teaching of the Computing Curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4.
Business education can be one of the most important subjects students take. Whether deciding to continue with further education, becoming an employee or starting their own business, Business education brings together theory and practical applications to help build success. Business education gives students the opportunity to understand how local, national and international businesses function, the role played in our society, the opportunities generated, the skills required, and the impact on our lives and local/international economies. We are surrounded by real world applications which enrich learning for Business students.
The Sussex course links education theory and practice encouraging you to critically reflect on approaches to learning and teaching. Excellent teachers from partnership schools are seconded to the tutor team and contribute additional vibrancy to teaching and trainee support. Studying and reflecting with other trainees ensures you are part of an invaluable network of peer support.
You will attend a full-time three week induction course on our campus during September to prepare you for starting your school placement.
Subsequently you will 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.
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.
Further course information http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/ite/pgceandschooldirectsecondary/computerscience