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.
At the University of East London we believe every child is entitled to a high-quality PE curriculum which places their physical, social, cognitive and emotional needs at the core of its purpose.
As a PE student teacher, you will develop into someone who can be responsible for honing pupils’ abilities in a range of physical pursuits – helping them to develop their personal fitness and a healthy, active lifestyle as well as important life skills.
Our state-of-the-art SportsDock facility offers ideal on-site learning facilities in which to develop your teaching skills.
There are three elements to secondary training with us: subject studies, general professional studies and school-based training. It differs from courses offered by other universities in that it is very much subject-based.
Our ethos is based on collaboration, not competition. We encourage you to work collaboratively just as you will when you qualify and start working in a school.
- Minimum 2.2 Honours degree or above in the subject area applicant plans to teach.
- We would normally expect you to have Grade A - C in GCSE English and Mathematics (See below for accepted equivalences)
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.