Want to channel your creativity into inspiring the next generation? In this specialised PGCE pathway, you can support children and young people to hone their imagination and creative skills. Our well-respected PGCE Secondary with QTS supports you through your journey from student to Early Career Teacher (ECT). Moreover, as the PGCE programme includes QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) you'll apply for your first teaching position whilst studying with us. COURSE OVERVIEW Grounded in the learning of our PGCE Secondary programme, this Art and Design pathway allows you to develop the skills to teach in the secondary school setting, delivering engaging Art and Design lessons. This unique specialism gives you the opportunity to cultivate creativity in young people, nurturing imaginative skills that extend into all elements of their academic career. You’ll learn through a blend of theory and hands-on experience, working within the National Curriculum Framework. You'll explore the key concepts and themes of the PGCE curriculum, confidently devising and delivering engaging lessons to children and young people, aged 11-16 years old. Over half the course will be spent working in the classroom on assessed placement, with school-based enrichment activities alongside your university-based study. You'll take two placements across a variety of schools and settings, building a wealth of experience to help advance your future career. ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL...
- Inspire young people to develop their creativity.
- Benefit from high-quality support from our academics and staff on a programme designed around you.
- Learn from an experienced, highly qualified programme team, working at the forefront of the academic field.
- Enjoy the intimate feel of our course delivery, with small class sizes and your own personal tutor.
- PGSC7011 Investigating Teaching and Learning in Art & Design
- PGSC7012 Investigating Teaching and Learning Across and Beyond the School Curriculum
- PGSC9011 Developing Professional Skills, Knowledge and Practice
Assessment loosely follows two forms; summative and formative. ‘Summative Assessment’, involves making some sort of judgement on your work that is recorded, such as essay writing. 'Formative assessment', is carefully crafted feedback that does not count towards your final grade but helps you develop your professional learning.
You are welcome to apply if you have achieved a 2:2 or above in any Art and Design related degree, GCSE English Language, and GCSE Maths at grade C/4. A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) background clearance check and Occupational Health check prior to starting the course. A satisfactory academic (University) reference, or, a satisfactory professional reference if it is more than 3 years since academic study.
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