Our PGCE in Secondary Physical Education is delivered with the highest expectations, informed by research, evidence and collaboration with many external partners.
You’ll be taught by energetic, innovative, and experienced tutors who bring a wealth of different experiences, expertise, and passions to the PE sessions. Our curriculum is carefully sequenced and considers what subject knowledge you’ll need to successfully teach PE – this builds cumulatively over the year through three phases and results in excellent outcomes.
On this course, we nurture your potential, not only in progressing towards a teaching qualification but in your confidence, competence, and ability to achieve a successful career.
There is an extensive programme of subject-specific University sessions together with teaching placements in schools with whom we have strong partnerships. This provision ensures teachers have a deep understanding of the complexities which surround education while being aware of the many ways to promote learning through PE. Trainees secure teaching posts having a breadth of subject knowledge and pedagogic experience which can be applied to motivate and engage young people. They feel prepared to respond to the diverse needs and life experiences of individuals and see themselves as part of the wider school community. On completion of the course, trainees are confident in engaging with colleagues and external organisations to develop pedagogy and drive educational change.
Example of opportunities for enhancement within the course may include:
- PE exclusive second subject enhancement activities.
- Additional placements with specific focuses on EAL, SEND, ethnic minorities and post 16 teaching.
- Further access to a wide range of coaching awards and qualifications at reduced costs. Additional time to complete these qualifications is offered.
- A specific focus on Examination PE and classroom practice.
- Job application and interview support.
- Authentic, independent and innovative learning experiences.
Visit our website to find out more: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/courses/pgce-secondary-physical-education
Age range: You will be trained to teach 11-16 with post 16 enhancement.
Assessment: You will be assessed on your teaching practice and two academic assignments. One assignment requires you to generate some teaching resources that will help pupils to learn a particular topic and the second assignment will engage you in reviewing the teaching strategies that are effective in your subject.