Our aim is to train individuals to be outstanding teachers, with a specialism for pupils in the 11-16 age range. Trainees will also have the opportunity to improve their subject specific knowledge, understanding and skills, through a range of methods engaging in classroom work with individuals, small groups and whole classes and placements with our partner schools.
Your training will carefully blend theory and practice, and will begin with a two-week intensive introduction to teaching and learning. Following this, the weeks will be structured to include days developing a deeper understanding of key issues in the classroom (delivered by outstanding practitioners), and days immersed in school, putting this theory into practice. You will complete placements in two of our carefully selected partner schools from across the West Midlands.
Subjects UCAS Course Code
Art and Design 2R2N
Modern Languages R9X1
Physical Education 2JSF
Physics with Maths – 3CJQ
Science – Biology CX11
Science – Chemistry F2X1
Science – Physics F3X2
As part of developing into a creative, reflective and adaptive practitioner, you will also be awarded 60 Masters level credits through our collaboration with Birmingham City University. This will involve engaging in Action Research about what works in the classroom, and will complement your day to day work as you progress through the year. At the end of the course you will not only be awarded a PGCE but you will also work towards achieving Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and with your 60 Masters level credits, you will be ready to embark on a long and fulfilling career.
As a minimum requirement, you must hold a relevant initial degree from a United Kingdom higher education institution (or equivalent qualification). We would expect this degree to be at least at Second Class level, and should be in the subject you wish to teach. If you have a joint honours degree at least 50% should be in the subject you wish to teach. All applicants must also have grade 4 (or equivalent) in GCSE English and Maths.
For further information and to complete an application form click UCAS.