Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Secondary Education (Art and Design)

Students are shown how to plan, resource and organise art lessons, and how to monitor, record, evaluate and assess the art practices of students. They explore how young people develop their own forms of exploration, expression and communication. They learn about current educational initiatives and agendas and wider political and conceptual issues related to art and design education and how to design, develop, resource and organise art and design lessons.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate or postgraduate degree at least 50 per cent of content should be in the proposed teaching subject; GCSE grade C or above in English language and mathematics; an enhanced disclosure certificate from the Government�s Criminal Records Bureau (CRB); an occupational health questionnaire.

Course modules

The content of the lectures and seminars focus on current issues including: contemporary art and design practices; learner identities; visual and place-based pedagogies; inclusive strategies for learning; political and conceptual issues in art and design; artist teacher identities; assessment and evaluation of art and design; designing and developing opportunities for learning.

Assessment methods

There is a continuous assessment, carefully phased throughout the year, of 2 broad components: School-based work and college-based work. Progress in school-based work is assessed over the course of the 3 terms. Students also need to pass computer-based tests in literacy, numeracy and information communication technology. These tests are an important part of training, and are normally taken alongside the taught element of the PGCE. The assessment of college-based work is in 3 units, and depends on areas. For the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), students are also formally assessed on their competence in the classroom and ability to meet the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) standards.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

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