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Music (384D)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Sussex
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
http://www.hovepark.org.uk/

About the course

It is the aim of the Course to train teachers who are able to meet the Teachers’ Standards (DfE 2012) and gain Qualified Teacher Status.

Trainees’ work will be characterised by: 

-Very good levels of subject knowledge and an interest and desire to learn about areas of music that are currently unfamiliar to them. 

-Enthusiasm for their subject and the capacity to inspire pupils and see them attain the highest standards. 

-The ability to manage their classes so that each pupil works in a safe, secure environment. 

-A reflective approach to self-evaluation as both a teacher and a learner, to develop their skills to enable them to continually improve their teaching and quality of their work, throughout their career. 

-To embed theory and practice through engagement with a range of literature – both established and current – that is music specific, as well as that relating to general good pedagogic practice. 

-A professional attitude to their work, colleagues, pupils and members of the public with whom they come into contact.

ITE at Sussex is very well-established and enjoys a well-deserved reputation for developing successful music teachers, many of whom go on to work in local schools, with some later becoming mentors themselves. One of the strengths of the course is the close partnership between the University and schools in the Consortium. All partners share in planning, monitoring and evaluating the programme, with mentors particularly involved in such things as: planning new initiatives; supporting trainees in their assignments; and, where appropriate, cross-moderation with another music mentor. In addition, some mentors may also be involved in the Professional Knowledge for Schools interviews, providing additional expertise in university curriculum sessions and interviewing and selecting future trainees (where appropriate).

The role and importance of the mentor cannot be underestimated and it is their commitment to the course that has done much to ensure its high quality over the years. Trainees are encouraged to feedback both informally over the year, in mid-course and end of year reviews, and they consistently comment on the high regard and value they have for their mentors.

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/education/ite/pgceandschooldirectsecondary/music

Interview process

You will be required to attend two interviews one at the University and one at the school that you wish to apply for.

Below is an example of the University and School interview process-

University Interview

Arrival and document check

11.00 – 12.30 Welcome and overview of the programme with opportunity to ask questions. Writing task.

12.30- 13.25 Lunch Break

13.30 – 16.00 Presentations & individual interviews

School Interview

8.45 Arrival and document check

9.00 - 9.20 Teaching Task to a group of students

9.30-9.50 Interview

How school placements work

Degree

Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

At least English language and maths. In-house equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £14,460

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Degree

Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant.

GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4)

At least English language and maths. In-house equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.

About the training provider

The Brighton & Hove School Direct Partnership is a large alliance of schools from Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area. As a partnership Hove Park School is the Lead School in an alliance of 27 different schools from across the City and beyond, and we are committed to initial teacher training, we feel that training with us is a highly rewarding and innovative experience that will provide you with an excellent training ground in your first steps to becoming an outstanding practitioner.

•The Primary, secondary schools and Sixth form Colleges in our alliance have had consistently good and outstanding OFSTED grading for their teaching and learning in recent years.

•Our schools are very experienced in both university and school based teacher training routes, and mentors and coaches are well trained to support you through your training year. We also have a network of very supportive and experienced professional tutors and in-school mentors that will stretch and challenge you, so that you become the best practitioner that you can over the year.

• The diversity within the partnership enables you as a trainees to engage with a wide variety of teaching methods and styles of learning.

•Each year we have a large selection of trainees in our schools, including PGCE, so you will not be alone but will benefit from the peer to peer support that is so important when learning new skills.

About the accredited body

University of Sussex tutors work with us to provide high quality inputs on how to teach and assess your chosen secondary subject or across the curriculum in primary schools. The University also provides a comprehensive programme of Professional Studies which complements the school-based training offered across our partnership.

Training with disabilities and other needs

As a partnership we do our best to cater for all individual needs. Applicants would need to be in contact with the schools directly to see what support they have in place.

Contact details

Email
schooldirect@hovepark.org.uk
Telephone
01273295003
Website
http://www.hovepark.org.uk/
Address
Hove Park School
Hangleton Way
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 8AA

Apply

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: 1KN
  • Training programme code: 384D

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
Dorothy Stringer School
Yes D
Hove Park School
Yes H
Patcham High School
Ladies' Mile Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 8PB
Yes 3
Peacehaven Community School
Greenwich Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex BN10 8RB
Yes P
Ratton School
Ratton School, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2XH
Yes Q
Varndean School
Yes V

Support and advice

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