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Secondary Religious Education (RE) PGCE

St Mary's University, Twickenham

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our Secondary RE PGCE course is dedicated to producing excellent RE teachers and offers you the opportunity to become part of a long tradition of trainee teachers.

Why study Secondary Religious Education (RE)?

It's preferable to have sufficient accredited knowledge of two or more of the major world faiths in order to be able to teach the subject to AS/A2 level. Our PGCE training qualifies you to teach RE in all secondary schools and applications are welcome from candidates with appropriate subject knowledge.

Why St Mary's?

If you wish to study for the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies you will be able to complete several of the modules during your PGCE year. This certificate is often a requirement for teaching in a Catholic school.

Assessment methods

Trainees are recommended for Qualified Teacher Status by successfully meeting the Teachers’ Standards (DfE). Continuous assessment throughout the programme will determine success.

Master's level assignments complement the work in schools and assist in meeting the Teachers’ Standards. These assignments aim to encourage you to be thoughtful and reflective, but also reinforce the evidence-based nature of the course assessment.

Self-assessment is also recognised as a valuable perspective in the evaluation of both school and university-based work.

Career opportunities

The quality of the provision at St Mary’s is valued by our trainees and schools, resulting in high levels (over 70%) of NQT employment in our partnership schools. Employment rates following the PGCE course are consistently over 90% in teaching roles.

On the programme you will study two Master's' modules leading to 60 credits at postgraduate level. You will have the opportunity to further your postgraduate studies in your career as these credits are transferable.

At the end of the PGCE course, you will have the opportunity to complete a three-week placement in a special education setting. This is highly valued by trainee teachers to broaden their understanding of specific learning needs for some learners.

Most PG courses start 5th October.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,730per year

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

University information

St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • University League Table

    107th

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University, Twickenham, St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Hounslow, TW1 4SX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 81 11

    21st out of 33 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 56%

    63rd

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    89 89%

    10th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    21st

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 197
    97 50%

    24th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    11th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    15th

    7

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