University of Cambridge
Secondary Education (Religious Studies)
World religions, from Christianity to Buddhism are explored in the course as living faiths; this is done through visits to faith communities, through debate and discussion and through micro-teaching activities where trainees can pass on to each other their own areas of expertise; practical activities range from learning to use worksheets, computers, displays and video in the classroom to imaginative activities like creating role plays, simulations and drama; careful attention is paid to GCSE and A-level teaching strategies and to the current debate about attainment and assessment in religious studies; classroom teachers are involved at all stages of the course and act as mentors to trainees within their school placement.
Honours degree in appropriate subject required, and GCSE minimum grade C (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics; it is expected that all applicants for a PGCE course have undertaken at least 5-10 days recent work experience or observation in a mainstream UK state school, working alongside children within the appropriate age ranges for their course choice, and be able to draw on this experience in their application.
Subject teaching: focusing on the curriculum, principles and practice of teaching the subject; professional studies: the professional role of the teacher and aspects of teaching which are relevant to the whole school; professional placement: 24 weeks spread across 3 terms; trainees are placed in at least 2 contrasting partnership secondary schools, gradually taking on more responsibility for class teaching as the year progresses.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cambridge University||Cambridge||CB2 1TN||East of England|
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