University of St Mark & St John

University of St Mark & St John

Secondary Education (Religious Education)

This course includes current debates and practices within religious education, as well as those issues relating to the promotion of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils; it develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of religious education within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications.

Entry requirements

Degree in a relevant discipline, minimum of 2.1 (or equivalent) although a 2.2 will be considered; GCSE grade C or above for English and mathematics (or equivalent); have passed the literacy/numeracy skills tests; a commitment to learning in, through and about physical education; a commitment to the development of young people; an awareness of teaching physical education in a school, at a minimum, through recent classroom observation or leadership activities; have passed the professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. In addition to the specific course entry requirements, all applicants need to have met the following general entry requirements: Recent secondary school classroom observation experience; to be able to clearly and accurately communicate both spoken and written English; candidates must take part in an individual and/or a group interview with representatives from schools as well as University tutors; GCSE requirements: in addition to the general entry requirements, applicants must have grade C or above in English Language and mathematics GCSE examinations or equivalent qualifications. Applicants are also required to: Provide a satisfactory disclosure and barring service (DBS) check; meet the Secretary of State�s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach as detailed in �fit to teach� by completing an on-line medical questionnaire.

Course modules

Modules include: Becoming a teacher (pedagogy and philosophies of learning); inclusion in the secondary classroom (appreciating diversity); understanding the learner (a personalised approach to learning and assessment); teaching placement).

Assessment methods

Assessment is via coursework and completion of a teaching placement.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

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