PGCE Secondary: Physical Education specialism

You will be trained to teach pupils aged 11-16 with enhancements to teach pupils studying for A levels.

The key aim of this programme is to enable students to become confident, knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers of Physical Education. The programme provides opportunities for students to explore the theory and practice of Physical Education through a range of lectures, workshops and tutorials, and to develop their expertise in the classroom through two school placements.

The course will provide students with an awareness of the theoretical foundations of the subject, of strategies for teaching and learning in Physical Education and of current issues surrounding Physical Education. Workshops will enable students to explore a range of practical processes and approaches. Regular tutorials enable students to receive individual support from tutors. Tutors on the programme are experienced teachers of Physical Education.

During school placements, students benefit from working alongside experienced teachers of Physical Education. Students have opportunities to observe excellent teaching before experimenting with approaches to teaching and learning across the secondary age range, during which time they are supervised and supported by teachers and tutors.

Entry requirements
Applicants should have a degree that is relevant to Physical Education such as sport, education or coaching. At interview candidates will be expected to discuss their reflections on teaching and learning in Physical Education that they have experienced recently in schools.

Further information
For more information please email the subject leader Lorraine Robins-Kent