- 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.
We will support you to develop as a great Spanish and French teacher who can bring the subject to life by devising and delivering engaging lessons that educate and excite all pupils.
The subject studies element of the course will show you how to break down barriers and find ways to help both struggling and high-achieving students get the most from the language, nurturing their speaking and writing skills.
You will be guided by specialist tutors who have relevant teaching experience and who often contribute to educational research, policy and curriculum developments in your subject.
You will learn about children and child development in the core Active Inquiry and Technology-Enhanced Learning modules with the rest of the Secondary PGCE cohort.
For example, if the topic is behaviour management, your seminar group discussion will look at what that means for a modern languages teacher compared with a PE teacher or a design and technology teacher.
- Introduction to Teaching and Learning (Learning Styles)
- Teaching in East London
- Introduction to Key Stage 2
- Observing Teaching and Learning
- The National Curriculum: principles and framework
- Introduction to the role of the teacher and support staff
- Introduction to the Secondary National Strategy for school improvement
- Introduction to Behaviour Management
- Introduction to lesson planning and evaluation
- Safeguarding children and Every Child Matters
- Introduction to Assessing Pupil Progress
- Literacy across the curriculum
- Child Development and Influences on Learning
- Introduction to Differentiation
- Introduction to Special Educational Needs
- Introduction to English as an Additional Language
- Applying for teaching posts
- Raising achievement: tracking pupil progress
- Working with other adults in the classroom.