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Secondary Physical Education (PE) PGCE

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2019 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Our Physical Education (PE) PGCE course continues the tradition of producing outstanding practitioners of secondary PE. 

You will be assessed on your ability to teach pupils in the 11-16 age range, with opportunities for A level and BTEC teaching also included in the programme as appropriate.

By studying the course you will gain experience across a diverse range of secondary school settings and activity areas throughout the course.

The PE PGCE course covers all aspects of physical education teaching and learning, with an emphasis on creative practice for use in school. There is a strong emphasis on using and developing a range of physical education models, as well as planning for the whole ability range to ensure that all pupils are able to make progress.

The experienced physical education tutors work in close partnership with trainees and the placement schools, developing collaborative practice embedded throughout the course.

  • 100% of PGCE Secondary students are employed or in further study (or both) within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education, 2016/17)
  • Tutors are forward thinking and underpin delivery with research informed practice
  • School collaborations and sharing good practice which includes, Hot seating of good practice – SEND project – Primary schools sports festival – Swimming teaching primary pupils one-to-one
  • Strong PE community including PE mentors and local PE departments developed through high attendance at mentor training ,sharing of good practice and collaborative working
  • Experienced link tutors who meet trainees’ and track progress by viewing work, profiles etc.
  • Active participants in London AFPE providers working party
  • Continual CPD and reduced costs coaching/umpiring courses: Trampolining; Handball
  • OAA Field trip
  • Use of technology and IT to enhance delivery – progress, reflexivity, trainees confidence in integrating into their own pedagogy
  • Theoretical concepts and pedagogy delivered through practical sports settings to enhance subject knowledge
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus in West London

Our Physical Education (PE) PGCE course continues the tradition of producing outstanding practitioners of secondary PE.  You will be assessed on your ability to teach pupils in the 11-16 age range, with opportunities for A level and BTEC teaching also included in the programme as appropriate. By studying the course you will gain experience across a diverse...

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Course Content

Modules

  • Effective Teaching and Learning 
  • General Professional Studies 
  • Investigating Teaching and Learning 
  • Physical Education 
  • Reflective Overview 
  • School Experience One (Foundation) 
  • School Experience Three (Consolidation) 
  • School Experience Two (Development) 
  • Supporting Learners 

Modules Effective Teaching and Learning  General Professional Studies  Investigating Teaching and Learning  Physical Education  Reflective Overview  School Experience One (Foundation)  School Experience Three (Consolidation)  School Experience Two...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2019

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

  • teach. Subject knowledge enhancement courses may be set as a condition in some cases, particularly when the degree is not clearly ‘in line’ with the subject you are applying to.
  • GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent. GCSE equivalents are offered by St Mary's University.
  • Two appropriate references (from an academic tutor or line manager) supporting your suitability for teaching.
  • Pass both professional skills tests.
  • Satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • Physical and mental fitness to teach.

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.

Your training is most likely to take place in mixed, state comprehensive school environments. If you are choosing to complete some school observation as part of making an informed decision about teaching then we would encourage you to do so in a similar school setting.

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).

teach. Subject knowledge enhancement courses may be set as a condition in some cases, particularly when the degree is not clearly ‘in line’ with the subject you are applying to. GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent. GCSE equivalents are offered by St Mary's University. Two appropriate...

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Assessment Methods

Trainees are recommended for Qualified Teacher Status by successfully meeting the Teachers’ Standards (DfE). Continuous assessment throughout the programme will determine success.

Master's level assignments complement the work in schools and assist in meeting the Teachers’ Standards. These assignments aim to encourage you to be thoughtful and reflective, but also reinforce the evidence-based nature of the course assessment.

Self-assessment is also recognised as a valuable perspective in the evaluation of both school and university-based work.

Other assessments are used to ensure students understand and can apply the knowledge.  This is done through a range of methods:

  • Self-assessment
  • Presentations
  • Micro-teaching
  • Essays
  • Practical sessions
  • Lesson observations

Assessment is on-going and against the Teachers’ Standards. High standards of attendance, punctuality and participation are requirements of all course elements.

Trainees are recommended for Qualified Teacher Status by successfully meeting the Teachers’ Standards (DfE). Continuous assessment throughout the programme will determine success. Master's level assignments complement the work in schools and assist in meeting the Teachers’ Standards. These assignments aim to encourage you to be thoughtful and reflective, but also...

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