University of St Mark & St John

University of St Mark & St John

Secondary Education (Media Studies)

This course develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of Media Studies 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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