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PGCE Secondary Religious Education with Geography

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    PGCE 1 year full-time

Course Description

Subject to Validation

  • Obtain Qualified Teacher Status with Ofsted outstanding-rated initial teacher training
  • Teach the locally agreed syllabi, Key Stage 3, GCSE, AS and A2-level study
  • Cover the essential areas of behaviour management, special education needs and English as an additional language
  • Gain experience of planning, teaching, assessing and evaluating your practical teaching
  • Be informed by current research and grounded in a practical understanding of Holocaust Education, the teaching of emotive and controversial issues, and citizenship
  • Option to gain Masters level credits
  • Accredited by the Department for Education (DfE)

The University of Winchester has a long history in teacher education and is recognised by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider. The University offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires trainees. Our passion is to provide a university experience that helps you reach your full potential and make a real difference to children’s lives.

Throughout the course, you develop an understanding of both the theory and practice of teaching RE using a range of learning and teaching approaches. You are supported in developing practical classroom skills both in teaching RE and in the teacher’s wider professional role.

Our programme prepares you to teach across the age range 11-16 or 11-18 and is structured around five modules – a combination of taught modules based at the University and placement modules based in schools or educational settings. Classroom practice is assessed through placements, totaling 120 days. You also have the opportunity to gain Masters level credits (up to 60 credits).

Entry Requirements

A First or Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in Religious Studies, Theology, Philosophy, History, Geography or a related field in Humanities.

GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or 4 or above, or an equivalent qualification recognised by the University.

  • You will need to provide original certificates to the University. If you only hold a ‘statement of provisional results’ and do not hold original certificates, please contact the relevant awarding body to obtain a ‘certified statement of results’ as soon as possible. Further information about obtaining a replacement exam certificate is available on the gov.uk website.
  • Functional Skills, Key Skills, Adult Numeracy and Adult Literacy qualifications are not accepted by the University as GCSE equivalents.
  • If you do not hold GCSE qualifications, please contact us to confirm that we are able to accept the qualification you hold.

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Fees

For fees and funding options, please visit website to find out more.

Programme Funding

Bursaries of up to £9,000 are available to trainees in Secondary Religious Education. More information is available from Get Into Teaching.

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course – visit website for details.

Student Destinations

The programme leads to a PGCE Secondary Religious Education with Geography with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Graduates go on to obtain teaching positions in various secondary schools and other school settings (such as special schools, independent schools, pupil referral units and sixth form colleges) as highly successful RE teachers and future leaders.

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