University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Secondary Education (Economics with Business Studies)

The course consists of university based sessions (which make up approximately a 1/3 of the time) and teaching practice in 2 partner schools. While on teaching practice you will be supported by a professional mentor who focuses on induction and whole school issues and an experienced economics and business mentor who will give opportunities to improve your subject knowledge and hold weekly meetings with you to guide you in preparation, teaching and reflecting on your lessons. The training is active, engaging and involves a range of school teaching contexts from financial awareness, citizenship and enterprise with younger pupils through to GCSE, A Level, vocational courses and International Baccalaureate with older students

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 Start month 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

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