You’ll study the following areas:
- The requirements of the National Curriculum and planning and assessment for GCSEs and A levels
- Shakespeare – including collaborative practical sessions and an approach to play texts as enjoyable, popular, performance material needing interactive classroom activities
- Emphasis on your individual creativity in developing learning resources, with scope for additional specialisation in areas of personal interest, such as drama, media studies, or teenage fiction
- Development of your critical literacy, through reflection on teaching methodologies and engagement with current research in the field
- Two teaching practice placements offer experience of working in different kinds of schools
Assessment is based on a range of coursework assignments.
Assessment takes place in schools. You’ll also be assessed on your achievement of the Teachers’ Standards.
A total of 120 days are spent in schools during the programme, supported by school mentors, class teachers and University-based tutors.