The PGCE Secondary programme comprises of three modules:
- Subject Pedagogy;
- Professional Practice;
- Research and Enquiry in Professional Educational Practice.
However the programme is designed to ensure learning in professional practice and the academic study are complementary, and so all modules are informed by and inform practice. PGCE student teachers will be placed in two schools for a mixture of blocked time and serial (e.g. one day a week) time adding up to meet the current Government requirement for a minimum 120 days in school.
This module involves work in studying key concepts that underpin the various curricula and syllabi for your subject. The sessions allow discussion of different pedagogies and allow reflection on differing school approaches to the subject.
Research and Enquiry in Professional Educational Practice
This module aims to inform you about aspects of professional practice which are central to your work, whatever your subject, including how do we learn, how do we include all children, how is teaching a professional activity, how can education be organised and how can learning be assessed.
The module also enables you to choose an area of personal interest to you to study this in more depth.
This module contains the Teaching Practice element of the programme. The module is spent in schools or colleges working alongside qualified teachers teaching your subject to pupils within the setting.