The course is designed to develop your self-confidence in approaching the teaching of History. Learning is by means of small informal groups with emphasis on teamwork and practical participation.
The content of each session reflects the overall weekly theme of the PGCE programme, aspects of the teaching of History, and needs of individual students. Sessions include
The National Curriculum, focusing on issues of historical knowledge, understanding and skills
Teaching and learning styles
The use of local history
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.