Liverpool John Moores University
Primary (Physical Education)
Students taking a PGDE at Liverpool John Moores University train to teach General Primary with a Physical Education specialism. This is an intensive, full time programme leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) alongside your academic award. University-based study includes: a full time block of three weeks at the start of the course; 1 day per week until January; 4, week-long, full time study blocks between January and June and a number of conference days. Additional professional development sessions are organised in school during placements. Students undertake a significant amount of independent study and preparation to support their course assignments and school-based work and should be prepared to work some evenings and weekends.Successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.
All applicants, meeting the following criteria, are invited to a University selection event. On application: a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or recognised equivalent); a minimum grade C GCSE (or equivalent) in mathematics, English language and science; original evidence of GCSEs and the applicant's degree (if they have already graduated) are required at interview. Prior to starting the course: passes in numeracy and literacy tests; a minimum of 10 days� work experience in a UK primary school. We can help to arrange this for successful applicants; an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, the cost of which is met by Liverpool John Moores University; applicants also need to complete a medical health questionnaire.
Modules include: professional practice; developing reflective professional practice; pedagogy in physical education; pedagogy in practice; learning teaching and assessment in the core curriculum; inclusion.
The course employs a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, seminars, interactive workshops, group discussion and reflection, problem solving and micro-teaching.
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