BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Secondary Education (Physical Education) with recommendation for QTS

PGCE  |  Placement Year:   No

Drop in to one of our dedicated Open Evenings where our staff will be on hand so you can find out all you need to know about our PGCE courses including how the course is structured, entry requirements, skills tests, bursaries and funding and student loans. Dates are 16th November, 14th December 2017, 15th February, 15th March, 19th April, 14th June 2018 but drop in as soon as you can as our courses fill up quickly

Programme description

Drop in to one of our dedicated Open Evenings where our staff will be on hand so you can find out all you need to know about our PGCE courses including how the course is structured, entry requirements, skills tests, bursaries and funding and student loans. Dates are 16th November, 14th December 2017, 15th February, 15th March, 19th April, 14th June 2018 but drop in as soon as you can as our courses fill up quickly

Key Modules

Beyond ITE, for early career teachers we offer a Masters in Education (MAEd). Other postgraduate courses include  a Doctorate in Education (EdDoc) and PhD routes through the Department of Education. This continuum of provision ensures a commitment to teacher education and professional learning at all stages and the growing community of professional practice strengthens our partnership.

At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.

At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.

Module & Subject

The PGCE is an intensive programme, which combines an exploration of principles and methods of teaching and learning with practical school-based teaching placements. It lasts for 36 weeks from early September to late June.

The Secondary programme prepares you to work with pupils aged 11-16. At the heart of our programmes is a vision that our student teachers’ teaching will impact positively on pupil progress over time in schools and that our Partnership activities with schools will contribute to school improvement. We aspire for all our students to be outstanding teachers.

The PGCE Secondary courses are structured around three modules, which share a generic General Professional Education (GPE) component. The GPE programme involves an enquiry based learning approach, which combines taught sessions with independent professional learning activities (PLAs). These PLAs require independent research, which is either school-related or school-based. The three PGCE modules are:

1. Education Studies I

This module covers the following GPE themes:

  • Professionalism, values and reflective practice;
  • Safeguarding, child protection and e-safety;
  • Understanding curriculum and the National Curriculum;
  • Supporting learners, learning and effective behaviour management;
  • Inclusive education, with a specific focus on supporting pupils with SEND and SEBD;
  • Effective planning and teaching to promote pupil progress;
  • Assessment and its role in promoting effective learning.

You will also focus on teaching and learning issues of particular concern to your phase or subject specialism.

2. Education Studies II

This module covers the following GPE themes:

  • Applying for your first post;
  • Understanding data analysis to support effective teaching and learning;
  • Behaviour for learning and the wider professional responsibilities of the subject teacher;
  • Inclusive education, with a specific focus on supporting pupils with English as an Additional Language, pupils receiving the Pupil Premium and able pupils;
  • Safeguarding with a focus on the Prevent and Channel national strategy and bullying and homophobic bullying.

You will also continue to focus on teaching and learning issues of particular concern to your phase or subject specialism.

3. Education Studies III

This module focuses specifically on supporting student teachers to make an effective transition into their first post and examines the following themes in GPE:

  • Preparing for induction and the professional learning action plan for your first post;
  • Pathways into leadership in education;
  • Learning outside the classroom;
  • Contributing to the wider aspects of the formal and informal curriculum and your wider professional role as a teacher.

Subject Specific Course Content

As a Physical Education teacher you have a varied job. You need to be able to enthuse and motivate pupils to encourage them to be life - long participants in physical activity. You need to be able to stretch and challenge able pupils and facilitate opportunities for pupils to engage in out of school sport. You must draw on your theoretical knowledge to plan and deliver effective lessons which enable pupils to be able to sit exams. The PGCE Secondary Physical Education course is very popular, drawing on outstanding expertise and experience in Education to build upon your commitment to the teaching profession and the subject area.

The intensive programme combines courses in principles and methods of teaching with practical school-based teaching placements and students are assessed on both elements.

Throughout the course, theory and practice are integrated in both the University and school contexts. The course is planned and delivered in partnership with Physical Education colleagues in local schools.

The Teachers’ Standards are mapped to every aspect of course provision to facilitate the best possible opportunities to support the process of your professional learning.

The Physical Education course aims are to ensure that you are able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vital role of the teacher and the school in ensuring excellence in the educational experiences of young people
  • Undertake professional practice which enables you to evidence the Teachers’ Standards which facilitate the award of Qualified Teacher Status
  • Understand the relationships between Education and Physical Education within current national and government frameworks, and critically reflect on the impact of these in the work of schools and the educational experiences of young people
  • Recognise the contribution that Physical Education as part of the whole school curriculum makes to the development of the individual learner and groups of learners
  • Think critically about what it means to be Physically educated and how this informs curriculum planning and design within the subject area
  • Apply a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Physical Education National Curriculum to the planning of curriculum experiences for pupils in school
  • Demonstrate competence and confidence in your ability to teach across the contexts for pupil learning in the Physical Education National Curriculum range and content, applying principles of continuity and progression
  • Use subject knowledge and relevant course specifications to plan and deliver the 14-16 curriculum including examination and vocational courses
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the subject knowledge and specification requirements for the 16-19 curriculum;
  • Utilise a range of teaching strategies to meet the identified learning needs of a wide range of pupils
  • Utilise a range of resources, including information and communication technology, to enhance pupil learning in Physical Education Understand the importance of safe practice and safeguarding and apply these in working with young people both within and beyond lessons
  • Use a wide range of class management strategies to maximise pupil learning
  • Understand the principles of inclusion and apply these to ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils in the subject area
  • Understand national frameworks for assessment within the subject area and use these to support the recording and analysis of data, and the subsequent use of this to plan the next phase of learning
  • Raise the status of the subject area by demonstrating high standards of professionalism at all times
  • Understand the crucial role of professional learning for the teacher, the pupils and schools.
Entry Requirements
  • A minimum score of 60%- 70% or GPA 2.8/4 - 3.4/4. Offers within the grade range are determined by the higher education institution attended.
  • IELTS: 7 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 64 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 70% (min 60% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 1 year
Course Fee:  14800.00
Course Level:  POSTGRADUATE
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER