History with Castle Newnham Partnership Accredited provider: University of Bedfordshire

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.castlenewnham.school

About the course

Castle Newnham works in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire to provide you with a course that has a predominantly professional focus. You will undertake placements in two different schools and spend one week in a primary setting during your training. You will be supported throughout by a skilled, energetic and dedicated History department team and an experienced mentor.

Each Friday is spent at the University of Bedfordshire alongside other PGCE students.

Interview process

Interviews take place in the morning at Castle Newnham where you will get the chance to meet the Federation Principal; look around the school; observe a history lesson and meet the staff and pupils.

In the afternoon, the interviews continue at the University of Bedfordshire.

How school placements work

Over the year you will have two placements. You will spend four days per week in your school placement and Fridays are spent at The University of Bedfordshire with other PGCE trainee teachers.

One of your placements will be at Castle Newnham School.

At Castle Newnham School, teaching staff work in primary or secondary teams. We are firmly committed to developing the skills of all our staff and we are the lead school in the training partnership (Schools Direct) with the University of Bedfordshire.

We hold weekly teaching and learning briefings to which all staff make a contribution to ensure we include evidence, research and debate in our practice.

Fees

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

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £12,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - 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

Applicants must possess a UK 2:1 Honours degree above or equivalent. At least 50% of the content of the degree must be in the subject in which you are hoping to train.

All entrants to have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (or GCSE A to C) in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics.

Skills Test

All applicants must successfully pass the NCTL pre course skills test prior to starting the course, you do not need to have passed the tests prior to attending an interview.

Personal qualities

You need to be enthusiastic and dedicated with great subject knowledge and the ability to enthuse pupils.

Other requirements

It is important that your application is presented in an accurate and professional manner. Your personal statement is your opportunity to provide your reasons for wishing to pursue a career in teaching, to mention any additional skills you may have and to reflect on your experiences.

About the training provider

Our partnership includes a group of very successful and growing secondary schools and a number of very well established primary schools. Each school has great experience in supporting trainees and new entrants to the profession and each is staffed by dedicated, ambitious and supportive colleagues. Trainees will find themselves well supported and with access to innovative practice and high-quality professional development.

Why choose the Newnham Partnership?

Our partnership has been built on ambition - for our pupils and for our staff - and this includes our trainees. Our schools are expanding and developing and always keen to recruit the very best new teachers to work with our wonderful pupils.

Our trainees strongly recommend the course on the basis of the training they receive, as well as the feeling of being part of a warm and supportive partnership.

About the accredited provider

'Aspirational partnership, inspirational teaching'

Rated in the top 25% of ITT providers by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2017/18, with outstanding employment rates.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Please visit our website to to read all of our policies.

http://www.castlenewnham.school

Contact details

Email
rwilkes@castlenewnham.school
Telephone
01234303403
Website
http://www.castlenewnham.school
Address
Polhill Ave
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK41 9DT

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: 29R
  • Training programme code: 2SKM

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
- Main Site Polhill Ave, Bedford MK41 9DT

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