University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Secondary Education (Italian with French)

The course includes a significant professional pedagogy and management element which covers the role of the professional teacher; the child as learner; wider issues associated with school and society, in particular the Every Child Matters agenda; students develop an advanced understanding of child development and classroom relationships, as well as the skills in classroom organisation, management, assessment, recording and reporting that are essential to effective teaching; core subject modules prepare the student to teach English, mathematics and science in Key Stages 1 and 2; foundation subjects and religious education are also covered; school experience is a substantial and integral part of the course from the 1st term, through both serial and block practice, with further experience in terms 2 and 3; in total, of the 38 weeks of the course, 18 are spent in school.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent status with usually 50 per cent of the degree or professional qualification applicable to subject choice; grade C in GCSE or equivalent in English and mathematics; GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications should have been obtained at the time of application; applicants should have some work experience in a primary school setting before application and are required to show at interview that they have the required level of subject knowledge in their chosen subject; this may be through their degree, other advanced studies, or experience in the workplace; applicants from non-traditional routes, mature applicants and those wishing to change career are considered; all successful applicants must demonstrate that they have spent some time gaining experience within a school setting and have an awareness of current educational issues; short-listed applicants are interviewed; the Teacher's Agency (TA) requires all trainee teachers to satisfactorily complete a medical questionnaire and obtain a Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced disclosure.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed on the basis of coursework including 3 written assignments, a portfolio and an oral presentation of a small research project, as well as on your teaching practice. To gain qualified teacher status (QTS) you must demonstrate that you can meet the Teachers� Standards


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St John's Campus Worcester WR2 6AJ West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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01905 855111