About this course
This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11-to-16 age range, which qualifies you to be a teacher in secondary schools in England and Wales. Where possible, we also give you the chance to gain experience in the 11-to-18 age range.
As a drama teacher, you can help pupils discover and nurture new talents – and there is more to that than purely the theatrical and production sides of the subject.
You will teach a range of skills that show young people how to work together and collectively develop ideas.
Your teacher training will help you to devise and deliver lessons that are engaging and richly educational, demonstrating the importance of drama and how it intertwines with other subjects.
You can also build pupils’ confidence and improve their ability to face important life challenges such as public speaking.
Our university is very well equipped for Performing Arts. In addition to our specialist Music and Drama Studio we draw upon the resources and specialist facilities available to us across the university and in our partner schools.
- Degree: Minimum 2.2 Honours degree or above in the subject area applicant plans to teach.
Note: We would normally expect you to have Grade A - C in GCSE English and Mathematics.
The entire interview process lasts about three hours. During the interview you will be asked to talk about a current educational issue. Please ensure you have done some research into current educational issues in advance of the interview. You could, for example, read recent editions of the Times Educational Supplement.
Our aim is to find out as much as we can about your attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding in order to shape training opportunities for you, should you be offered a place on the programme.
Your responses to these tasks and activities will be considered alongside all the other evidence to assess your suitability for the Primary PGCE programme.
During the individual interview you will be given the chance to talk with a tutor about the programme and any other issues that are relevant.