Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Secondary Education (Music)

Main features of the programme:

  • The music curriculum studies sessions will focus on the interpretation and delivery of the National Curriculum for music together with the teaching of GCSE and A level music and Music Technology. 
  • Furthermore, the wider aspects of the role of a music teacher are explored; building schemes of work, supporting the wider curriculum including literacy and numeracy, managing the music department etc.  Students are expected to contribute to sessions that are mainly interactive in nature and also to lead seminars where appropriate.
  • Seminars, workshops, lectures are the main method of instruction.
  • University tutors work alongside school-based mentors to develop your knowledge, understanding and practical ability in teaching effectively.
  • We provide regular mentor meetings which allow you to ask questions and discuss topics/issues further.
  • You will receive feedback on your progress and lesson observations at regular points during the course.

The programme is mainly school based in line with government requirements with 24 out of 36 weeks spent in partnership schools, where student teachers work with a subject specialist (the subject mentor) and a senior member of the school staff (the senior mentor). The university-based modules comprise of initial professional development and curriculum studies in the subject in which the student teacher is specialising.​

Welsh medium school placements are available within all subject pathways in Cardiff Met's PGCE Secondary programme.

Entry requirements

Relevant Honours degree in music, preferably a 2.2 plus GCSE grade B in mathematics and English language; interview which involves tests in literacy and numeracy and a comprehension task; entry is also subject to a satisfactory health check and satisfactory criminal records check.

Course modules

Modules include: professional development; curriculum studies in music.

Assessment methods

Student teachers will be assessed both on practical teaching and academic assignments. The latter is assessed at Masters level and affords student teachers 60 credits at 'M' level. A pass is required for both school and university based modules. Progress is monitored by continuous assessment of student teachers' competence against statutory standards.

There is no formal end of programme examination.ation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time September 2018 £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cyncoed Campus Cardiff CF23 6XD Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
029 2041 6044