Physics with Calthorpe Park North East Hants Consortium Accredited provider: The University of Reading

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.calthorpepark.hants.sch.uk

About the course

Your training will lead to the award of a PGCE by the University of Reading as well as a recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) by the Department for Education (DfE). The PGCE includes 60 credits at Masters level, the equivalent of one third of an MA that you can add to subsequently.

The course content has been developed in collaboration between the University and partnership schools so that you can explore issues raised in the University through your work with pupils in school. You will have opportunities to consider issues raised in school against a wide range of educational principles to which you will be introduced.

Periods of school experience are integrated into all aspects of the course, and you work in schools throughout the year. Your work in school takes a variety of forms including observing experienced teachers, team teaching, working with small groups, taking responsibility for the learning of whole classes and getting involved in all aspects of school life. You will be well supported in school by a range of experienced and well-trained people including a subject and a professional mentor and university-based tutors.

The university-based programme comprises two main aspects: Professional Studies and Subject Studies.

Professional Studies develops insights into general aspects of education essential for entrants to the teaching profession. It gives consideration to whole-school issues, such as behaviour management, special educational needs and educational theories that contextualise the teaching of your subject. It is taught in small, mixed-subject seminar groups.

Subject Studies enables you to study the teaching of your chosen subject. This includes consideration of aspects such as: the nature of the subject in the secondary school; its place in The National Curriculum; what is taught; how it is taught; how it is assessed; providing for young people with different backgrounds and abilities; teaching in accordance with examination specification requirements; and using ICT effectively to facilitate learning.

Interview process

If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview and assessment day at Calthorpe Park School or at one of our consortium partner schools.

If you are successful at interview, a conditional offer of a place will be made. The conditions will include providing proof that you have met the eligibility conditions for Initial Teacher Training, including a criminal record check and an occupational health assessment. Further conditions may be discussed with you at interview.

If you accept the offer of a place, you will be required to attend an Induction and Needs Assessment Afternoon at the University of Reading. This will be an opportunity to meet the University subject tutor, who will help you identify pre-course targets to prepare you for your training. If you are offered a salaried place, you will be asked to attend an induction day at school, on which you will agree an Individual Training Plan and the details of your contract with the school.

How school placements work

This placement is at Yateley School. Yateley School is a popular 11-18 comprehensive school with approximately 1500 students. We pride ourselves on high standards, which are achieved through a friendly and caring atmosphere and a dedicated team of well-qualified teachers. At Yateley, we believe we offer the chance for every child to fulfill potential and achieve success. We have had specialist status in performing arts since 2002.

As part of the Calthorpe Park Consortium and in partnership with Reading University, we offer a full range of initial teacher training. Trainees are supported by highly successful teaching mentors and a full professional studies programme.

www.yateleyschool.net

Your second placement is after Christmas for 8 weeks at another school – either a school in our consortium or a school of your choice.

Fees

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

£7,710 for QTS

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.

Requirements

Qualifications

Candidates should normally have a 1st, 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree in a subject that is closely related to the subject they intend to teach. All candidates must have at least a C grade (or equivalent) for GCSE Maths and English.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses are offered in Maths, Chemistry, Physics, and Computer Science. These courses are for candidates whose degree included an element of the subject they intend to teach or who have extensive experience in the subject. They are designed to enable candidates to develop the level of specialist knowledge required to teach their chosen subject.

Personal qualities

All candidates must have passed the QTS Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy before starting the course.

All applicants are expected to have gained some experience in a state secondary school prior to interview.

About the training provider

The Calthorpe Park consortium is an exciting place to work and learn. We have a long and successful history of training and developing future teachers and are proud to offer a number of training places for 2019/2020.

The consortium comprises nine very varied schools which present dynamic and exciting training possibilities for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching. We have five secondary schools in the consortium, one of which also has a sixth form. We also have one infant school, one junior school, one primary school and one special needs primary school which provides a unique opportunity for trainees to experience a very different educational setting.

Calthorpe Park School is the lead school in this consortium and our partner schools are located in north-east Hampshire within a few miles of each other. Our partners include:

  • Frogmore Community College, Yateley
  • Yateley School, Yateley
  • Cove School, Farnborough
  • Alderwood School, Aldershot
  • All Saints Church of England Junior School, Fleet
  • Potley Hill Primary School, Yateley
  • Henry Tyndale School, Farnborough
  • Tavistock Infant School, Fleet

Calthorpe Park School and partners work collaboratively as part of the University of Reading ITT Partnership to ensure that its trainees receive the best of what School-based and University-based training has to offer. These two aspects of the course are closely integrated and supported by University subject tutors as well by members of staff in school who receive specialist training at the University.

About the accredited provider

The University of Reading’s Institute of Education is an established provider of high-quality training and research. They are ranked 8th in the UK for Education (The Guardian University League Table 2019) and have been consistently in the top 10 for over a decade.

Committed to developing caring, reflective, professional teachers, they have well-established partnerships with over 300 schools in Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Ofsted report that the "effective relationships with partner schools support the development of high quality teaching and trainees that are well-prepared to work in the region's schools.'' ITE inspection report, September 2016.

Training with disabilities and other needs

The University of Reading welcomes all students and has a dedicated Disability Advisory Service which offers advice and guidance to students with any disability, mental health condition, or specific learning difficulty (SpLD).

Contact details

Email
marleen.beacroft@staff.calthorpepark.hants.sch.uk
Telephone
01252 613483
Website
http://www.calthorpepark.hants.sch.uk
Address
Hitches Lane
Fleet
Hampshire
GU51 5JA

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: 1UH
  • Training programme code: 356G

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
Y Yateley School School Lane, Yateley, Hampshire GU46 6NW

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