Physics with The Earls High School Accredited provider: University of Worcester

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Scholarship, 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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.earlshighschool.org/

About the course

This course provides an immersive and inspiring, school-centred training route into teaching. The innovative design and delivery of the course places the trainee at the heart of a thriving school community from day one.

At Worcester you will benefit from our excellent partnerships with schools throughout the West Midlands region and beyond. We also provide state of the art facilities to support your research, subject knowledge and communication skills - enabling you to deliver teaching with impact.

Graduates enjoy excellent employability prospects as the majority of our partner schools offer early career teaching posts to our PGCE trainees.

Key features

  • full immersion in the daily life of a school and all the existing challenges that it brings
  • course elements exploring wider issues of education and society enhance your prospects as a future leader in the profession
  • our choice of additional specialisms help enhance your expertise and career prospects, from citizenship, English as an additional language, special educational needs and disability, technology enhanced learning
  • unparalleled personal and academic support throughout the programme that continues beyond your study and in to the early stages of your career
  • with 60 credits at postgraduate level and a strong international reputation, a PGCE can take you anywhere, from Masters study to a job on the other side of the world
  • breadth and depth of experience across a range of schools

The University of Worcester

How school placements work

  • placements in at least two different schools, giving you a breadth of experience and the chance to specialise while you develop self-reflection, self-criticism and self-confidence
  • opportunities to develop additional specialisms in areas such as special educational needs, technology enhanced learning, and leadership
  • extra-curricular opportunities, such as conferences and special projects, to boost your chances of employment
  • core and School Direct routes and the option to study full-time or part-time
  • the course lasts for 10 months and there are excellent tax free training bursaries available

Your time will predominantly be spent on school placement (a minimum of 120 days). When you are not in school you will be in university attending either subject sessions or professional studies (for school direct professional studies is delivered in school)

Typically university contact time will be structured around a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods including

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • peer group activities
  • seminars
  • directed reading
  • independent research
  • directed study
  • presentations
  • posters
  • tutorials
  • fieldwork

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £12,100

In 2012, the Government introduced financial arrangements which led to the withdrawal of most of the public funding for higher education.

Fees at Worcester reflect the cost of efficiently providing an excellent education. Our philosophy is that once a student is selected to study here, they become a member of our community. This informs everything we do.

At Worcester, we are committed to providing our future students with an outstanding education, facilities and opportunities.

The University remains committed to providing more opportunities for highly talented, ambitious students regardless of their financial circumstances.

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and undergraduate tuition fees usually increase in line with inflation.

Financial support

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 Physics 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.

Financial support from the training provider

You can get help with the costs of teacher training. A student finance package will include a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan. You may also be eligible for extra help if you have children or are disabled. Most course are also eligible for a tax-free bursary or scholarship depending on your subject, degree classification or highest academic qualification.

The University's Money Advice Service is available to you even before you apply. If you'd like confidential, one-to-one advice, contact our Money Advice office through Firstpoint on:

Tel: 01905 542551

email:

If you have a question about tuition fees and how to pay for them, please contact our Finance Department on 01905 542474 or 01905 855115 or email:

Requirements

Qualifications

Most specialisms ask for:

Honours degree normally (2:2) or higher from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification, in a relevant subject area.

Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis.

Grade C/4 at GCSE in English Language, Mathematics (or equivalent) passed at the time of application

All applicants for teacher training courses need to pass the numeracy and literacy professional skills tests before the start of the course.

Personal qualities

We are looking to train, develop and support School Direct candidates who have the potential to be outstanding practitioners.

School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview. At interview we will discuss relevant prior school experience or opportunities applicants have had to work with school aged children. It is at this point that we would discuss with a candidate whether additional school experience would support an individual in their decision that teaching is right for them.

Other requirements

Please note all successful applicants will be subject to a criminal records check.

About the training provider

As an Ofsted rated Outstanding school, The Earls promotes a challenging and stimulating environment that aims to fully engage students in their learning.

We believe passionately that education has one, deeply important characteristic, that nothing else can match: a good education gives the opportunity for any individual to transcend their starting point. Education is the one thing that allows us all to enhance our natural talents, gifts and abilities. That is what we strive for at The Earls, creating enhanced life chances for our students.

The school motto: 'Ut filii lucis fiatis', almost literally 'to become the children of light', that's what we want for our students: to become enlightened.

As an Ofsted rated Outstanding school, The Earls promotes a challenging and stimulating environment that aims to fully engage students in their learning. We are looking to train, develop and support School Direct candidates who have the potential to be outstanding practitioners.

We are looking to train, develop and support School Direct candidates who have the potential to be outstanding practitioners.

School Direct is available at The Earls High School and with our partner schools: Olive Hill; Newfield Park; Aldridge; The Dormston; Lyng Hall; St. Matthias and The Mercian Trust.

Successful completion of a School Direct course will lead to the award of qualified teacher status (QTS). School Direct programmes may also include a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE).

If you have the knowledge, passion and commitment required to become an outstanding practitioner, then apply to The Earls High School.

About the accredited provider

School Direct

This course provides an immersive and inspiring, school-centred training route into teaching. The innovative design and delivery of the course places the trainee at the heart of a thriving school community from day one.

At Worcester you will benefit from our excellent partnerships with schools throughout the West Midlands region and beyond. We also provide state of the art facilities to support your research, subject knowledge and communication skills - enabling you to deliver teaching with impact.

Graduates enjoy excellent employability prospects as the majority of our partner schools offer early career teaching posts to our PGCE trainees

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to supporting candidates with disabilities and other needs including candidates with dyslexia; physical, hearing, and visual impairments and : mental health conditions.

We will seek advice and support as necessary from professional bodies and advice services.

Contact details

Email
emurray@earls.dudley.sch.uk
Telephone
01384816105
Website
http://www.earlshighschool.org/
Address
The Earls High School
Furnace Lane
Halesowen
West Midlands

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: 1L5
  • Training programme code: 3BVN

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
9 Dormston School Mill Bank, Dudley, West Midlands DY3 1SN

Advice and support

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