Taught course

Secondary Drama PGCE (including School Direct) with QTS

Institution
University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally:

  • hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 degree
  • have GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths
  • have to pass the NCTL skills tests in literacy and numeracy

Apply online at: www.ucas.com/ucas-teacher-training

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course overview

Consider the historical and cultural context of the theatre and educational drama practice through this engaging and practical course.

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.

We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

Why Study Secondary Drama PGCE with us?

During the course, you will learn how to encourage young people’s understanding and performance of Drama through your subject specialism.

The Subject Enrichment Week for Drama trainees has to date included Amsterdam, Venice, Barcelona, and Prague. Trainees are given the opportunity to work with teachers, performers and academics from schools, theatres and university, as appropriate, during the course of the week. You will be encouraged to consider the historical and cultural context of the theatre and educational drama practice you engage with in comparison to that of the UK. A journal of thoughts and experiences will also be developed during this time.

On your return to the UK, trainees have devised group or individual projects, which formed the basis for schemes of work and practical workshops delivered at partnership schools.

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.

How will I be taught?

Professional and academic learning takes place within University and partnership settings in lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials.

School-based learning will move you from observation through group work to whole class teaching.

How will I be assessed?

  • Professional and academic learning is assessed through assignments and directed activities.
  • School-based learning is assessed holistically against the Teachers’ Standards.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Email
education@chester.ac.uk