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Secondary Drama with QTS (School Direct) PGCE

Secondary Drama with QTS (School Direct) PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Drama Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The aim of the course is to develop an understanding of the place of drama in secondary education and to provide a firm foundation from which to teach this exciting subject. Philosophically, the course is based upon an inclusive view of the drama curriculum, which reflects the wide range of contexts, which the subject operates within schools and colleges. An innovative and highly successful feature of our course is the drama 'carousel' where groups visit different schools to observe several specially selected, highly skilled and experienced practitioners at work. This programme combines practical teaching experience with written assignments. Trainees will complete a portfolio detailing their Record of Professional Development and a Career Entry Profile. Satisfactory attendance and professional engagement with the programme are also necessary factors in the successful completion of your chosen route. This course has an excellent reputation, and is highly regarded by employers. Most of our trainee teachers go on to employment as specialist drama teachers in secondary schools, teaching the subject to GSCE and A/AS level, whilst a few find work in other education-related areas, such as theatre education departments. Career prospects for successful newly qualified teachers from the course are strong. Trainees receive sustained support in their attempts to secure employment and many of our graduates now hold positions of responsibility in our partnership schools, and or have progressed to become Heads of Department. Students will study this course in school direct route.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. Your degree needs to support the subject knowledge requirements of the National Curriculum for Drama. For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations, we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great modern university located in the global city of Manchester, a city renowned for excellence, innovation, creativity and sport. The University has one of the widest range of postgraduate study options; from part-time to full-time, short courses to continuing professional development, Masters of Arts / Science and longer-term Research and PhD opportunities across many subject areas. Manchester is...more

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