Manchester Metropolitan University
This PGCE equips trainees with the skills and competencies to teach Physical Education at secondary level (11-18) with confidence. Training makes use of well-equipped facilities on campus, including a sports hall and works in close partnership with local schools and colleges. Trainees will study all aspects of Physical Education from a teaching perspective, including philosophy, class management and organisation, teaching styles, assessment for learning, short and medium term planning and the implementation of current PE initiatives in school. We aim to develop analytical, successful and enthusiastic beginning teachers who are fully aware of the excitement and challenges which lie ahead and who can work effectively in a variety of educational settings. As well as gaining a PGCE, trainees are assessed against the national standards in order to be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). In addition they gain 60 Masters Level credits (1/3 of a Masters Degree) which can be used for progression to higher academic and professional awards. Applicants have the choice of university-based or school direct routes.
Applicants require a degree at 2.1 or above, or equivalent which supports the subject knowledge requirements of the national curriculum for physical education; at least 2 weeks of experience in relevant school setting(s); GCSE English language and mathematics grades C or above; a pass in the Professional Skills tests in numeracy and literacy.
Core units: practice credit 1 (induction phase); practice credit 2 (teaching placement block a: formation of personal practice); practice credit 3 (teaching placement block b: development of personal practice); practice credit 4 (enrichment phase); professional practice; subject pedagogy (physical education).
There are 2 elements of assessment: teaching, incorporating school experience files, that capture evidence of the range of your experiences, this element will be assessed by mentors and judged against the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status; written assignments, this element builds on the teaching experience and integrates theory with practice and observation. In addition, there are several course completion requirements: the record of professional development (a portfolio of evidence of personal and professional development); the career entry profile (completed at the point of becoming a newly qualified teacher and taken with students into their 1st post); satisfactory attendance and professional engagement with the course requirements.
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