The Sussex Schools Partnership PGCE History course is offered as either a 1 year full-time programme or for 2 years part time for 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.
Our partnership believes that History matters. It fosters curiosity and enquiry, reveals the complexity of identities, and allows pupils to place their world in a local, national and global context. As a school subject, History continues to stand out as one of the most popular and successful taught areas of the curriculum.
Together, university teacher educators and excellent classroom practitioners share their enthusiasm and professional knowledge to give you opportunities to focus on how to best engage, enthuse and enlighten your pupils in their understanding of the past.
You are encouraged to take an active role in your own professional learning by developing secure knowledge of the History curriculum whilst recognising how your pupils make sense of
the past from Key Stage 3 through to A level. The nature of significance, the excitement of enquiry, and the challenges of historical interpretations are all practically explored alongside conceptions of chronology, change, continuity and causation. University and school-based sessions draw on local and national expertise, offering perspectives and strategies on a range of different teaching issues.
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 schools and will be required to successfully complete 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.
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