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PGCE Secondary Education with Psychology

Plymouth Marjon University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Plymouth Marjon University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Summary

Do you want to become an outstanding psychology teacher? Our specialist PGCE Psychology is a direct route to a career of which you can be proud. Psychology helps you understand yourself and other people; this course supports you to develops a range of teaching tools appropriate to the delivery of Psychology within the GCSE/A Level specifications. Our Psychology PGCE addresses the main areas of psychology, research methods, biopsychology, developmental, cognitive, social and psychopathology. It is a truly contemporary subject which is relevant to all our pupils’ lives. This course aims to produce dynamic, confident, and innovative teachers who are committed to developing students’ curiosity about human behaviour.

We aim to train you as a Psychology teacher at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 with enhancement. The main focus of your training will be through your specialist subject. Furthermore, our PGCE Psychology trainees take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects e.g sciences, pastoral education or special education needs and diversity.

What might you become?

Psychology is one of the most popular post 16 choices and as such is in growing demand. The University works in partnership with a wide range of groups across the South West, spanning Teaching Schools, Co-operative Trusts and Church Schools.

How will you be taught?

Collaborative learning, critical reflection and a strong culture of support underpin the psychology PGCE, and trainees will enjoy a stimulating and effective learning environment from start to finish. You will have a minimum of 120 days in school in 2 block placements and 12 weeks in University undertaking a range of activities, teaching includes lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, tutorials, independent study or research and school based training.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment directly relates to your development of practice in school. All are coursework based, you will generate reflective journals, portfolios, essays and presentations.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Plymouth Marjon University

  • University League Table

    116th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 84 25

    108th out of 118 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    113 55%

    57th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    26th

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.43 89%

    2nd

    21
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    108 52%

    87th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    31st

    28

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