University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Secondary Education (Religious Education)

The programme is designed to equip you with: a wide variety of strategies to engage young people in learning about religions, developing both their knowledge and understanding, and their independence as learners; encourage you to examine your own preconceptions about the nature and purpose of religious education in the context of young people�s lives today, so that you can develop a clear rationale for the choices you make about exactly what to teach and how; offer insights into young people�s learning, and explore what it means to make progress in RE; equip you with a range of strategies for assessing young people�s understanding so that your teaching can take account of their existing conceptions; provide experiences in planning and managing effective and engaging lessons in which students learn to ask and answer important questions, evaluate evidence, identify and analyse different interpretations and learn to substantiate the arguments and judgments they make; develop your ability to reflect on and analyse your teaching, and make decisions about how to modify and adapt it to be more effective for students� learning; introduce you to a range of resources, research, and theoretical perspectives on which to base your future growth as a teacher; the course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Entry requirements

Relevant degree and GCSE grade C or above, or equivalent, in English language and mathematics; Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure.

Course modules

Topics include: Specialist studies in the principal subject area; core programme of activities related to cross-curricular whole-school topics such as: teaching and assessing the National Curriculum; the teacher�s pastoral role; inclusion; option modules include: additional learning needs; citizenship; drama; education in developing countries; workshops to support information and communication technology.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 13,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Oxford Oxford OX1 2JD South East

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PGCE Course Secretary
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