The course is assessed in two strands:
- Professional practice
- Subject studies
The programme aims to train you to meet the Teachers’ Standards (2013) for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Two assignments provide the opportunity to gain 60 credits at Masters level. The course is taught in a holistic fashion with constant re-visiting of themes, topics and skills.
The modules are:
Module 1: Developing Learning and Teaching
This module builds on taught sessions in the autumn/winter terms and school experience. This culminates in Assignment A that is submitted in January and is assessment at Masters’ level.
Module 2: Evidence Informed Teaching
This module focuses on school experience in the later section of the course and develops research skills to support you towards becoming an evidence informed practitioner. This culminates in Assignment B in the summer term that is marked at Masters’ level.
In addition a professional portfolio which provides evidence of meeting the Teachers’ Standards (DfE 2013)
This portfolio focuses on your school experience.
The overall PGCE course is assessed as pass or fail and requires you to pass all three components.