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Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Citizenship with Social Science

Kingston University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Kingston Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

Want to make a difference to the lives of young people in the classroom? Train to teach in one year with our PGCE Secondary course.

This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence informed teacher.

Why choose this pathway?

Kingston's Citizenship with Social Science PGCE is an exciting teacher training route for those who are passionate about developing actively engaged young citizens. You will be trained by leading practitioners in the area who will support your emergence as a highly effective, research-engaged teacher. The course is led by Amit Puni, a trained citizenship teacher who was until recently head of social sciences in a large, outstanding London secondary school.

The course is designed to model dynamic, flexible and responsive teaching which you can use in your own practice. You will learn how to teach high-quality lessons and how to form partnerships in learning with other sites of education including museums, parliaments and courts of law. You will develop practical skills such as campaigning that form an important part of the subject. You will also develop a deeper understanding of key areas of subject knowledge in citizenship including democracy, the law and justice, human rights and diversity. The course will explore the curricular requirements associated with citizenship for 11-16 year olds as well as the key GCSE examinations. Where possible, you will have the opportunity to experience and develop your ability to teach at sixth-form level.

The course also includes an additional element of Social Science training, enabling you to receive support in teaching sociology, politics, psychology or philosophy in the 14-19 age group. This will benefit your employability in schools at the end of your training.

What you will study

At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train. We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice.

You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University and in our partnership schools. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the secondary curriculum, including your own specialist subject and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education.

In addition to gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in accordance with government standards, you will also receive the award of PGCE with 60 credits towards our Master of Research in Education (MRes), which you can continue with beyond your PGCE year.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,400per year

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

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    79th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 90 41

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    139 65%

    24th

    16
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81.0 81%

    19th

    24
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    30th

    12

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