About the course
This course is run at The Eastbourne Academy and trains candidates in KS3 & 4.
Candidates will be on a 50% timetable with initially 3 days in school and 2 days at Brighton University and from mid-November they will be full time in school.
Candidates will be regularly watched by their mentor to ensure that they are succeeding on the course.
There will be a second, contrasting placement at a school which is mutually agreed.
Candidates will be required to teach a small group of students for approximately 20 minutes, to judge their aptitude to teach. This will be followed by a formal interview.
How school placements work
The age range of students is 11 to 16 years
There will be an opportunity to gain experience of KS5
The candidate will have a total of two placements
The second placement is approx 6 weeks
The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
You could be eligible for either:
- a scholarship of £28,000
- a bursary of £26,000
To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.
You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.
Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.
Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.
Candidates must have 5 or more GCSEs in Grades A* to C (or equivalent), including Mathematics and English, and a higher level honours degree.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a passion for their subject. Candidates need to be well organised and willing to get fully involved in the life of the department and the Academy as a whole. They need to be creative and innovative and interested in all aspects of their specialist subject.
Successful completion of Skills tests
Satisfactorily pass DBS and Health checks
Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.
Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.
When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:
Training provider code:
Training programme code:
Choose a training location
You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.
The Eastbourne Academy
Broderick Road, Eastbourne BN22 9RQ
Support and advice
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