This course qualifies you to teach History at secondary level in any state-maintained, denominational school or academy in England and Wales.
The course blends theoretical knowledge with carefully supervised teaching experience, combined with the subject knowledge required to develop confident and innovative teachers who will make this vital subject accessible to all learners. You will attend placements in a variety of educational settings, to build a rich understanding of the realities of secondary level teaching.
In addition to the development of effective and engaging teaching styles, you will also be prepared to meet the requirements of History within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications. Subject enhancements in Humanities, British Values and SMSC are embedded as additional levels of specialist knowledge end employability.
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- Practice of Teaching (30 credits)
Immerse yourself in teaching institutions to develop professional knowledge about teaching and learning and to make judgements about the routines, skills and strategies that support effective teaching. Gain a variety of experience in your specialist phase in a work-based learning environment to meet professional teachers’ standards identified in Government legislation current at the time of study, consistently and over a sustained period of time.
- Subject Studies (30 credits)
Gain subject knowledge in History. Complete subject knowledge audits to identify your individual learning needs and action plan for subject knowledge development alongside subject tutors and mentors to meet professional standards for QTS. Study Humanities (History and Geography) as enhancements. Develop a rich subject knowledge and learn how to plan for exciting and engaging opportunities for learners within and beyond school settings.
- Development of Learning: A Case Study (30 credits)*
Gain insight into the nature of teaching and learning generically and within the educational context. Reflect upon your current knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning and continue to develop these through observation in your placement, reading and investigation, analysis, and discussion. Cover areas such as behaviour management, safeguarding, planning and assessment.
- Negotiated Curriculum Study in Education (30 credits)*
Structure and undertake a piece of independent academic study related to your subject. Engage in intellectual challenge and dialogue. Develop both general and specific knowledge and skills, which will vary according to your chosen project.
*These modules have Masters (level 7) credits attached to them. Trainees will graduate with 60 Masters level credits.