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Primary PGCE

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2019 Start Date

  • 12 month Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

St Mary's has been recognised as one of the highest quality providers of training for primary teachers in the country. Our courses are excellent preparation for a career in teaching.

We aim to teach and learn alongside creative, reflective and dynamic practitioners who are committed to teaching children. The programme encourages you to increase your understanding of teaching and learning processes in order to develop and maintain the high levels of enthusiasm, ability and passion necessary within the teaching profession.

At St Mary's, we look for those who wish to learn from challenges and seek a higher capacity to know more. In line with the University Mission Statement, the programme seeks to prepare teachers for schools at home and abroad with special provision for those intending to teach in Roman Catholic and other Christian schools.

  • 96% of PGCE Primary students are employed or in further study (or both) within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, 2016/17)
  • Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
  • Excellent school partnerships
  • Excellent Teaching and Learning
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus in West London

St Mary's has been recognised as one of the highest quality providers of training for primary teachers in the country. Our courses are excellent preparation for a career in teaching. We aim to teach and learn alongside creative, reflective and dynamic practitioners who are committed to teaching children. The programme encourages you to increase your understanding...

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Course Content

Modules

  • Building a Broad Curriculum 
  • English 
  • From Values to Vocation  
  • Mathematics 
  • Physical Education 
  • Professional Studies 
  • Religious Education 
  • School Experience One and Enhancement Placement 
  • School Experience Two 
  • Science 
  • The Emergent Teacher as Reflective Practitioner  

Modules Building a Broad Curriculum  English  From Values to Vocation   Mathematics  Physical Education  Professional Studies  Religious Education  School Experience One and Enhancement Placement  School Experience...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 12 month

September, 2019

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

GCSEs (and equivalents)

A minimum of grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science. GCSE equivalents are offered by St Mary's University.

The Irish equivalent to GCSE is the Irish Leaving Certificate. In order to qualify to apply for the PGCE Primary programme you must already have a C grade or above (at Ordinary level) or a D grade or above (at Higher level) in all three subjects. The Science subject studied must be Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Home Economics and Agricultural Science at Leaving Certificate level are not accepted.

International students must have a ‘pass’ in their high school or senior school examination in these subjects and evidence of this needs to be submitted to the University for approval.

Skills tests

A deadline for passing the Professional Skills Test will be sent with your offer.

School observation

At St Mary's, we would like all applicants to have made a fully informed decision about considering joining the teaching profession. As part of that decision making process, spending some time in school(s) observing what teachers do and beginning to give some consideration to how they manage learning can be really insightful and informative.

DBS check

Successful completion of a physical and mental fitness to teach and a Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.

Irish applicants

Candidates applying from Northern Ireland and Ireland should check for upcoming events and interview dates that we will be hosting in Ireland.

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

GCSEs (and equivalents) A minimum of grade C in GCSE English, Mathematics and Science. GCSE equivalents are offered by St Mary's University. The Irish equivalent to GCSE is the Irish Leaving Certificate. In order to qualify to apply for the PGCE Primary programme you must already have a C grade or above (at Ordinary level) or a D grade or above...

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Assessment Methods

Assessments are used to ensure you understand and can apply the knowledge gained while on the course - both in schools and on campus. This is done through a range of methods:

  • Self-assessment
  • Audit of subject knowledge for maths, English and science
  • Presentations
  • Micro-teaching
  • Posters
  • Essays
  • Practical sessions

Assessment is ongoing and tracked against the Teachers Standards. High standards of attendance, punctuality and participation are requirements of all course elements. Assessment is ongoing while on school placements.

Assessments are used to ensure you understand and can apply the knowledge gained while on the course - both in schools and on campus. This is done through a range of methods: Self-assessment Audit of subject knowledge for maths, English and science Presentations Micro-teaching Posters Essays Practical...

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