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PGCE - Secondary - Religious Education

University of Worcester

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of Worcester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Age phase: 11-16 with post-16 enhancement

This is the ideal time to become a confident, effective and reflective RE teacher. Understanding religion and worldviews is vitally important as they: i) are key to the story of how humans have experimented with ways of living, and continue to do so; ii) aid us to understand culture and politics through exploring underlining beliefs and values; iii) help individuals to form their own coherent and satisfying perception of reality, and RE is helpful in this pursuit.

By taking this PGCE you will:

  • Equip young people with the skills and knowledge needed to help them explore life’s deepest questions, as they develop their independence and work out how to live a good life
  • Be taught by an enthusiastic, experienced and inspiring tutor who will individually support each trainee.
  • Work in an excellent RE department supported by teachers passionate about RE and teaching.
  • Experience the collaborative spirit of the course: share your emerging ideas and work together to develop strategies and resources.
  • Work in partnership with schools covering a wide geographical area and place you in the most appropriate school for your training requirements.

Training at Worcester

  • We have an excellent relationship with the local faith community so work in close partnership with the Mosque, Cathedral, Buddhist temple, Synagogue and more. We visit places of worship to enhance subject knowledge and learn how to organise school visits.
  • You are kept up to date on current issues within religious education via relevant research, pedagogical methods and government policy. Use of social media is encouraged in order to keep abreast of debates within the RE community.
  • As a trainee RE teacher you will be immediately welcomed as a member of the of the Worcestershire RE Hub. This group of RE teachers meets termly to share best practice, receive CPD and discuss current issues affecting classroom teachers.
  • We are noted for our friendly and supportive approach to trainees. Having worked in a variety of secondary schools across the region for over 20 years, the subject tutor is best placed to lead you on this journey through to your NQT year.

Where could it take you?

  • Great employment prospects
  • Prepare for leadership and your Masters with 60 credits and a strong research foundation
  • Many University of Worcester trainees gain promotion within the first few years of teaching

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 14,100per year

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

University information

University of Worcester

  • University League Table

    104th

  • Campus address

    University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 6AJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    117 59%

    52nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    51st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    27th

    20

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