PGCE Secondary Religious Education (11-16) with QTS will qualify you to teach RE at Secondary level in any state-maintained school or academy in England and Wales.
This one-year course blends theoretical knowledge with carefully supervised teaching experience. 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 RE 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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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.
Gain subject knowledge in Religious Education. 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 pedagogical approaches and gain knowledge of what constitutes effective planning for children’s learning.
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.
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.
This degree awards Qualified Teacher Status, which means that when you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in any state-maintained secondary school in England and Wales. Most graduates from this course go on to teach in secondary schools.
Good teachers are always in high demand. The average starting salary for a teacher is £22,000, and experienced teachers can earn up to £56,000 outside London, and £64,000 in London. Head teachers can reach a salary of between £42,379 and £112,000.
Teachers also benefit from excellent holidays, and the teachers’ pension scheme is the second largest public sector pension scheme in the UK.
Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year