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STANDARD ENTRYQUALIFICATIONSBefore applying you should beable to demonstrate awarenessof the current primary schoolcontext through recentexperience in a school.You must also have:• A recognised UK degree(typically class 2 honoursor above)• GCSE or equivalent in Englishmathematics, science atGrade C or above• An Advanced Diploma level3 would be considered• A satisfactory criminalrecord check• A minimum of 10 daysexperience in a UK stateprimary school within theprevious 12 months.FINANCIALMATTERSAll UK based students areentitled to apply for a tuition feeloan and a maintenance loanfor living expenses.Student Finances Direct ( provide you with informationabout fi nancial matters includingspecifi c support grants.Information is also available onthe Department for Children,Schools and Families may be eligible for aUniversity Bursary.KEY FACTSLOCATION:Westminster Instituteof EducationHarcourt Hill CampusOxford Brookes UniversityOX2 9ATSTART DATE:September 2011DURATION OF STUDY:one year, full-timeHOW TO APPLYAll applications should bemade via: The Graduate TeacherTraining register, Rosehill, New BarnLane, Cheltenham, Gloucester,GL52 3LZCONTACTFor general enquiries contact01865 488784For admissions enquiries:01865 488306 or Brookes promotesequality of opportunity for allwho study, work and visit here.For more details please or call 01865 485929.To obtain a large-print copy of(or sections of) this publicationor to enquire about other formatsplease contact 01865 484848or email INPRIMARYEDUCATIONPGCE/ 05/10

PGCE INPRIMARYEDUCATIONPGCE/PGCertEdAre you fascinated by theextraordinary capacitychildren have for learning?Do you want a professionalcareer in which you havethe opportunity to make areal difference to the lives ofindividual children?THE COURSEThis one year, full-timecourse prepares you to teachchildren in the early years (3-7)or primary (5-11) age rangeand develops your skills andknowledge of primary teaching,based on a refl ective and criticalapproach to theory, policyand practice. It is a professionaltraining that integrates yourunderstanding developed atuniversity with your schoolbasedlearning. You areexpected to work at level7 (Masters level) and, uponsuccessful completion ofthe course, could achieve40 CAT points towards anMA in Education.COURSECONTENTCURRICULUM STUDIESYou will develop knowledge andunderstanding of the primarycurriculum. Modules coverall subjects including English,maths, science and ICT.You are able to studyhumanities, PE, creative artsand drama. Cross-curricularelements include specialeducational needs, multiculturaleducation and citizenshipSPECIALIST STUDIESYou can choose an early yearsspecialism or opt for the 5-11programme, within which thereis the opportunity to follow apathway in primary languages(French, German or Italian) orselect from a range of otherpathways linked to recentdevelopments in theprimary curriculum.PROFESSIONAL STUDIESThis is about the developmentof attitudes, skills andknowledge required to developunderstanding of the fullprofessional life of a teacher.SCHOOL EXPERIENCEThis is a key element of yourcourse. You spend 18 weeksin your block placement incarefully selected partnershipschools. You are undersupervision of a mentor andsupported by school-basedmentors. This element willfeature in each, enabling youto integrate the understandingdeveloped at university withschool-based learning.TEACHING,LEARNING ANDASSESSMENTApproaches to learninginclude lectures, directedreading, workshops, seminars,practical and project work withprofessional tutor support.Assessment is based oncoursework, assignmentsand the achievement of thestandards for the awardof Qualifi ed TeacherStatus (QTS).It’s a great course!I have learnt a lot inonly one year andfeel that I have grownin my own teaching.It challenges you anddevelops your skills.StudentPrimary PGCE

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