Primary Education PGCE
Teaching on our programmes was described as "outstanding" and "of very good quality" by OfSTED and trainees were thought to ‘acquire essential knowledge and skills at the time they need them’.
Recent inspections by the QAA have awarded School of Education programmes a maximum score of 24/24 points for the quality of our learning, teaching and support and commitment to students.
You will be encouraged to develop ‘excellence and enjoyment’ in your teaching and children’s learning. Through a variety of learning contexts you will gain the confidence, skills and knowledge to feel well prepared for your future career in the classroom.
You will also learn how to access and assess research and inspection evidence and be expected to use this information as a basis for your approach to teaching.
Structure & Assessment:
The essential content of the course is as follows:
1. Teaching and Learning
2. Core Subjects
3. Foundation and other subjects
• Design and Technology
• Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
• Physical Education (PE)
• Religious Education (RE)
You will have the opportunity to work in two consecutive age ranges in the primary phase (5 to 11 years) in at least three schools and spend some time in a Foundation Stage classroom. Assessment includes formal academic assignments, monitored directed activities and your work in schools.
By the end of the course you are required to meet the Professional Standards for Qualified Teacher Status and all other course requirements. You will also be required to successfully complete the computer delivered QTS skills tests in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. This is a TDA requirement for the award of QTS.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
International Student Requirements:
If English is not your first language, the University of Southampton English Language requirements for study apply i.e.TOEFL 600 / computer based 250 or better for IELTS 6.5 or better