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Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Citizenship with Social Science

Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Citizenship with Social Science

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Social Sciences / Humanities / Culture Teaching / Training Social Ethics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course?

Want to make a difference to the lives of young people in the classroom? Train to teach in one year with our PGCE Secondary course.

This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence informed teacher.

Why choose this pathway?

Kingston's Citizenship with Social Science PGCE is an exciting teacher training route for those who are passionate about developing actively engaged young citizens. You will be trained by leading practitioners in the area who will support your emergence as a highly effective, research-engaged teacher. The course is led by Amit Puni, a trained citizenship teacher who was until recently head of social sciences in a large, outstanding London secondary school.

The course is designed to model dynamic, flexible and responsive teaching which you can use in your own practice. You will learn how to teach high-quality lessons and how to form partnerships in learning with other sites of education including museums, parliaments and courts of law. You will develop practical skills such as campaigning that form an important part of the subject. You will also develop a deeper understanding of key areas of subject knowledge in citizenship including democracy, the law and justice, human rights and diversity. The course will explore the curricular requirements associated with citizenship for 11-16 year olds as well as the key GCSE examinations. Where possible, you will have the opportunity to experience and develop your ability to teach at sixth-form level.

The course also includes an additional element of Social Science training, enabling you to receive support in teaching sociology, politics, psychology or philosophy in the 14-19 age group. This will benefit your employability in schools at the end of your training.

What you will study

At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train. We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice.

You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University and in our partnership schools. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the secondary curriculum, including your own specialist subject and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education.

In addition to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in accordance with government standards, you will also receive the award of PGCE with 60 credits towards our Master of Research in Education (MRes), which you can continue with beyond your PGCE year.

Modules

This module introduces you to theories of reflective practice and the value and purpose of reflection for teachers. This will enable you to develop in-depth understanding of how you reflect in order to identify issues and develop solutions in your professional settings.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,400

Entry requirements

An honours degree, preferably 2:2 or above, from a UK higher education institution or equivalent overseas qualification, relevant to your subject specialism (at least 50% of the degree content needs to be relevant to your subject specialism). GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in English and mathematics. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement in any of these subjects, we are happy for you to take your tests externally (via Equivalency Testing or A*Star Equivalency). All overseas qualifications must be accompanied by NARIC equivalence. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and Health checking process which identifies no concerns about suitability to teach.

University information

Located in South-West London, Kingston University offers a high-quality portfolio of taught postgraduate and research degree courses in a buzzing, student-friendly, riverside town. Students at Kingston are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in the modern workplace and are provided with a huge variety of learning opportunities, state-of-the-art resources and facilities and support services. Postgraduate study spans four academic...more