University of Bristol
Secondary Education (History)
The course leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); at the heart of the course is the notion that effective practice is driven not by a common set of agreed-upon behaviours or practices, but rather by a set of commitments, understandings and dispositions towards the subject and the teaching of it; on a practical level the course is underpinned by a close relationship with a number of partner schools; thus the delivery and evaluation of the various programme components is shared between the course tutors and school-based practitioners; in the autumn term the course aims to introduce the students gradually to the realities of teaching history in present-day schools as well as to develop their understanding of the nature of history and the different purposes underpinning teaching history in schools; students are encouraged to observe, explore and participate in curricular and teaching-related activities in a supportive environment; the spring term is spent practising the skills introduced in the previous term, as well as consolidating the understanding of the concepts involved in teaching history; the summer term focuses on: extending students' classroom skills; and involving participation in school-based curriculum development projects; as well as deepening their understanding of issues in teaching history; topics covered throughout the year include: purposes of teaching history; concepts in teaching history; understanding the national curriculum and other initiatives in education; planning and evaluating lessons; constructing and using resources including using information communication technology; actively engaging in e-learning projects; language in the classroom; differentiation and personalised learning; behaviour for learning; post-16 teaching; these various strands are delivered simultaneously at the university and in schools; the summer term focuses on the teaching of difficult and controversial histories; public history; museums in education; working with gifted and talented students and those with special educational needs; cross-curricular work; field work.
Prior to admission to the programme, all students are required by the DfE to have:
- at least GCSE or 'O' level at grade C or GCSE equivalent qualifications in English and Mathematics;
- a degree (with a 2:2 or above) or an equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to the proposed main teaching subject.
All candidates must have passed the Literacy and Numeracy Skills Tests before starting the course.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 9,250 per Academic year (Home)||1 years|
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