University of Reading
Secondary Education (Drama, 11-19)
The programme promotes the teaching of drama as a subject in its own right and prepares students to teach it throughout the 11-18 age range taking account of the latest developments in GCSE, AS- and A-level specifications; the programme is a mix of practical workshops, interactive seminars and school based research projects; it is designed to help students review their own experiences and concepts of drama, as well as to consider how people learn through engaging with the art form; the taught sessions at the university explore strategies designed to help children progress in their abilities to make, perform and critically respond to drama; the knowledge, skills and understanding acquired through working in the context of drama are linked to the requirements of the National Curriculum and KS3 strategy; considerable attention is paid to links between drama and the development of literacy and creative thinking; links are also made to the study of the media, English language and literature and the development of key skills; the induction into teaching is gentle yet rigorous; trainees spend a good deal of time working alongside experienced teachers before taking the reins themselves.
2.1 degree or better in drama, theatre studies, performing arts or English where drama has been a major part of the programme; other related subjects such as film & television may be considered; a good general knowledge of plays, practitioners, theatre history & theatre forms; experience of working with young people in schools & youth theatre; experiences gained as a teaching assistant, cover supervisor or student mentor are highly valued; GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent in mathematics, English language & science; interview.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Reading||Reading||RG6 6UR||South East|
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