University of Cambridge
Secondary Education (Classics)
The course prepares all students to teach classical civilisation and Latin (applicants without a language qualification in Latin should contact the lecturer in classics before submitting their application), and also provides opportunities for students to learn how to teach Greek and ancient history; the school and university-based elements of the course are closely integrated to ensure that the students' experience is geared to their individual needs and interests; the emphasis in the subject studies sessions is on the development of practical skills, including computer skills and familiarisation with a wide range of teaching resources; during the course consideration is also given to topics such as public examinations in classical subjects, the place of classics in the national curriculum and the educational role of sites and museums.
Honours degree in classics or associated subject required; A-level Latin; GCSE grade C (minimum) 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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