Taught course

Initial Teacher Training Performing Arts - Performing Arts (Drama): Secondary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Qualifications
PGDE

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • usually a minimum 2:2 honours degree (or recognised equivalent) in a Drama-related discipline, normally with significant content in your chosen subject area.
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at minimum grade C/4 or equivalent. (Level 2 numeracy and literacy are not acceptable)
  • to demonstrate an interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience
  • to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. For further details see Get into Teaching
Additional information:
  • A minimum of 5 days’ work experience in a UK secondary school is normally expected prior to commencing the programme. We can help to arrange this for successful applicants
  • Original evidence of GCSE passes (or equivalent) and your degree (if you have already graduated) will be required at interview
  • RPL is not accepted on this programme
  • IELTS score 7.0 (Minimum 6.5 in each component)
  • If you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend a selection event

Months of entry

September

Course content

This PGDE course prepares you for a fulfilling career as an effective and creative teacher of Drama. The course involves an exciting blend of practical workshops, learning from experts in the field and engaging with local theatres to explore how Drama is taught in schools. You will experiment with how teaching and learning enables pupils to know, apply and understand the knowledge, skills and processes of Drama.

During your training, you will focus on the various approaches and pedagogies for Drama, emphasising the practical application of theory. A sequence of micro-teaching experiences allows you to develop and share, with peers, your understanding of learning and teaching strategies that support effective practice in the classroom. You will explore signature pedagogies such as collaborative learning and group work. Sessions will help you deepen your understanding of the role and nature of Drama in the curriculum and your own personal philosophy for the subject. You will also be able to explore the importance of your subject and its links to other curricular areas. These sessions will help you identify strategies to support how children learn in Drama.

The subject knowledge sessions focus on the fundamental skills and knowledge areas of the Drama curriculum such as devising, style and form and preparing pupils for examinations. As well as broadening your own Drama knowledge, these sessions introduce you to a range of strategies that allow you to make your knowledge as accessible as possible to students.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

PGDE

full time
10 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090