How is the PGCE Secondary Education Computer Science with ICT taught?
This is an intensive 36-week course, during which you will be expected to to carry out assignments during the Christmas and Easter holiday periods. You will spend at least 120 days in schools, where you will be teaching for approximately 60% of the timetable. The rest of the programme (60 days) is university based, where students attend lectures, seminars and practical workshops.
Professional studies is a programme of lectures and seminars focusing on contemporary issues in education and professional development. This part of the course takes place partly at the University and partly at school through lectures, workshops and seminars to mixed subject groups.
Subject studies are assessed in a variety of ways including a school-based special study (a teaching resource). Progressive developments of teaching skills are recorded using criteria-referenced assessment proforma. Professional studies are assessed by a range of written tasks, observations, and teaching and evaluative discussions with course tutors, and school-based mentors and teachers.