Taught course

PGCE 7-14

Institution
Canterbury Christ Church University · Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education - POINTED
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

An honours degree of at least lower second class (2:2) standard, with 50% of degree modules related to the PGCE subject is preferred.

However, candidates with a C or above at A level in the PGCE subject and with other relevant experience in an education setting, will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Do you love your subject, but want the breadth of teaching that primary teaching offers? Do you love working with the primary age range, but also want to develop a specialist subject which will enable you to teach in both primary and secondary schools? If so, then this may be the PGCE course for you.

The PGCE 7­-14 trains teachers to teach in both primary and secondary schools. It will train student teachers to:

  • be primary subject specialists who can also teach across the curriculum at a time when many primary schools are utilising subject specialists in their timetabling and teaching at Key Stage 2;
  • be secondary subject specialists with a sound knowledge of primary practice, matching the direction in which curriculum at Key Stage 3 is traveling
  • be specialists who can teach across the whole age range (e.g. as required in international or independent schools)
  • understand and manage transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3;
  • be flexible enough to move between phases of education.

We believe that the course offers an exciting opportunity for those who qualify to make a unique contribution to the education of children and young people. Indeed, part of the mission of the course is to enable teachers who qualify to ease the transition of pupils between these two stages, and to help policy and practice in both stages come closer together.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions (PGCE)
Email
admissions@canterbury.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 782420