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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom

PGCE SECONDARY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

This Post Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Secondary Religious Education course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), qualifying you to teach the 11-18 age group in secondary schools in England and Wales.
The Secondary Religious Education course at Reading:
will address all aspects of secondary Religious Education
will enable trainees to work with experienced Religious Education teachers and specially trained mentors
will create trainees who are highly sought after by schools nationally and enjoy an employment rate second to none
will be encouraged to demonstrate originality and initiative
will provide talks on religious education from the University of Reading and our partnership schools
will arrange visits to sites of religious interest and places of worship
will give trainees the opportunity to participate in workshop style sessions with their peers on how to enable pupils to understand the beliefs and practices of different religious people
will let trainees work on tasks in groups to learn how to develop critical thinking skills in pupils so they may explore ethical and philosophical issues
Your assignments are designed to help you plan your teaching effectively and imaginatively and to evaluate your skills, particularly in terms of the quality of learning achieved by pupils. Tutors weave together personal experience, practice and research into challenging but highly practical and relevant sessions.
You will learn in first-class facilities through a series of practical seminars and workshops, where interactive and discussion-based techniques will encourage you to engage, reflect and challenge.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) plus grade C or above in GCSE mathematics and English or equivalent. You will need to demonstrate sufficient understanding of and insight into the role of the teacher, the classroom environment and the processes involved in learning and teaching. In order to show such understanding and insight it may be beneficial to undertake a visit to a maintained secondary school.
You will be required to undertake a criminal record and occupational health check. You will also need to demonstrate competence in Fundamental English and mathematics by the end of the course. This is a new DfE requirement which replaces the QTS skills tests in literacy and numeracy.

  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 10 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 16045 GBP
    Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
    Application Fee: N/A
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