Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Secondary Education (Drama, 11-16)

This programme enables students to teach drama to the 11-16 age range in a secondary school with post-16 enhancement. The programme enables students to meet the QTS Standards and also offers 60 level-7 credits with the chance to continue to a full master�s degree during the 1st years of teaching. This practical programme relates to life in the classroom whilst giving students the knowledge and understanding necessary to reflect on their practice, and that of their colleagues, in order to improve teaching and children�s learning. Whilst developing skills as a drama teacher, students are encouraged to focus on various skills which will in future enable them to continue developing their own professional path.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have spent a minimum of 2 weeks in a mainstream secondary state school in England before applying; 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) including English and mathematics; a 2.2 Honours degree or above in drama or a related subject with at least 50 per cent suitable drama content. Candidates are expected to have enthusiasm for drama and for working with children.

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed in University, school or other settings. The evidence base includes: Formally assessed assignments; professional dialogue in progress reviews; the professional learning and practice portfolio; school phase reports and observations; professional development activities; subject knowledge tests and tasks (where appropriate).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,250 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newton Park Campus Bath BA2 9BN South West

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