About the course
The programme has three fully integrated components:
*Secondary Education and Professional Studies Module
The Professional Studies component introduces you to key educational ideas and principles within a range of educational contexts. The module is followed throughout the year with both University and school-based elements and is concerned with classroom issues, whole school issues and the role of education in the wider society.
*Secondary Professional Learning Module
Central to school-based work is the development of your ability to meet the standards of professional competence which trainees must demonstrate in order to meet national standards for the award of QTS.
*Secondary Physical Education Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy Module
The principal aims of the module are to equip student teachers with a comprehensive understanding of the background issues and practice of the current teaching of Physical Education in the secondary school, and to enable them to achieve QTS. In addition, the module seeks to nurture reflective and autonomous professional practitioners who are able to identify strengths and areas for development in content, pedagogy, learning, learners and the curriculum through evaluating critically current professional practice in relationship to developments in research and educational theory.
There are two principal strands to the assessment of the Exeter PGCE course. The first is the written component and the second, the practical component. During the year, PE trainees complete two Written Assignments, each one directly linking the university and school-based aspects of the PGCE course. Some of the work is assessed at Masters level
The practical assessment of teaching is to ensure that all trainees meet the requirements set by the NCTL for all Initial Teacher Training courses in England.
Interviews will take place in the home school. You will be interviewed by the head of department, a member of the leadership team and a teacher with responsibility for initial teacher training. Before the interview day, but as part of the interview process, you will be expected to arrange a visit to the school. On the interview day itself you will be asked to observe a lesson and discuss what you notice and you will be asked to work with a small group of students for part of a lesson, supporting them through an activity prepared by their teacher.
How school placements work
JCTSA schools decide on an individual basis in which subjects they wish to offer training. This means that you are applying to a specific school to study your subject. Your contrasting school experience will be as close as possible to your home school but you will need access to a car.
There are two school placements. The majority of your in-school experience is done in your home school. This is the school to which you applied for your place. In addition there will be a six-week placement to a contrasting school.
The majority of our schools are 11-18 and are judged as good or outstanding. They are all rural and are located in West Dorset, Chard and in South East Devon.
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
*C grade or above (or equivalent) in PE at GCSE and/or A level
- 2:1 Honours degree (or higher) in a sport-related undergraduate degree.
- GCSE grade C+/4+ in maths and English
About the training provider
Woodroffe is the lead school in a large alliance of secondary and primary schools. We are an outstanding school, as are a number of our partner schools. Woodroffe is all a regional maths hub, providing specialist maths support to teachers across Dorset and parts of Devon. The Jurassic Coast teaching School Alliance has many years of experience in delivering teacher training programmes, working with The University of Exeter who have been judged by Ofsted as outstanding providers of initial teacher education.
Training with disabilities and other needs
Our practice with regard to students with disabilities and other needs is in line with that of The University of Exeter.
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
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When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
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You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
||Newtown, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3EP
|The King's School
||Cadhay Lane, Ottery Saint Mary EX11 1RA
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