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Independent PGCESchool of Education
地點: School of Education
課程長度: 12 months
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The Independent School Postgraduate Certificate of Education has been developed in close consultation with the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC). Since 2002 it has been offering teachers in the independent sector, who have not undergone a period of formal teacher training, the opportunity to participate in a structured programme of professional development.This course is widely recognised and will qualify trainees to teach in the independent sector, but if you would prefer to qualify with QTS please look at either our Primary or Secondary PGCE with QTS courses.Course contentThe PGCE is a 37-week school-based course, during which time you will work under the guidance of a mentor and receive weekly tutorials to review progress and set targets. It is available in most subjects and to all age levels. There are three residentials (nine days overall) to attend and these are supplemented by a weekly programme on the University's online resources. You will be assigned a university tutor who visits once per term to assess your progress and guide your development. You will be assessed by both your mentor and your tutor and there are three assignments to complete.For teachers undertaking their first year of teaching we highly recommend participation in our Ab Initio course as an addition to the PGCE. This will provide you with some basic knowledge and skills to start teaching.Your subject specialismDifferent school subjects demand different teaching methods and resources, so part of the residential course will be taught by a subject specialist. Our subject specialists this year include Art, Music, Design Technology, Business Studies & Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computer Science, English, Drama, Classics, Modern Languages, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Psychology, and PE.Prep school teachers join the Secondary subject-specific sessions on the Wednesdays during residentials.The dates of the residentials for those teaching PE are slightly different from those teaching other subjects.
You must be employed as a teacher in an independent school in the UK (or abroad in the case of the International PGCE) and be in sole charge of a full size class for a minimum of 10 hours a week. You will be expected to have a degree from a UK University or equivalent. In addition, you must: Obtain the commitment from your school to provide a suitable mentor. Show the physical and mental fitness to teach.
There is plenty of help and advice on offer for international students from the International Office as well as the university's website. This ranges from help with immigration and visas advice, finding accommodation and financial guidance to more general help adapting to their new home. There is information on working during studying to help supplement income or gain experience and even assistance on etiquette and culture matters to make adapting easier. Tanlaw Mill is a converted mill that now serves as the heart of the student's union on the Hunter Street campus. In the building is the Refectory as well as The Bar, offering daytime and evening places to gather and meet friends. There is everything from Sky TV to board games on offer to occupy time between classes. There is also common rooms in the Verney Park campus operated by the union. There are a number of annual and special events organised by the student union and also by the various groups for students to be involved with and details of upcoming events are found on the university's website. There are also a wide range of societies available to help students add to their interests or to find new ones. These include cultural societies such as the Africa Society or the Nigerian Society as well as interest groups such as Computing, Language or Law. There are also volunteering and charity groups including the Amnesty International Society and the UNICEF society. Finally, there are traditional sports and arts groups such as the film society and music, arts and theatre group.