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Secondary Education (Physical Education SCITT) (Professional Graduate Certificate of Education) - At the institution - Newcastle - Tyne and Wear - Tyne and Wear
Standard Entry Applicants should usually possess the following: - GCSE grade C or equivalent, in English and mathematics - a degree or equivalent with a substantial sport or physical education content - a broad and balanced physical education, sport or dance background, particularly in activities associated with the National Curriculum for physical education - be able to swim a minimum of 400 metres continuously using two different strokes (evidence of swimming ability required) - work experience in a secondary school physical education department - competence in Information and Communication Technology. Additional Notes Equal Opportunities As one of the UK's largest Higher Education Institutions, Northumbria University has a diverse international and multicultural community and is committed to providing equal opportunity to all regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, marital status, family responsibility, mental, physical or sensory disability, political or religious beliefs and activities.
Secondary Education (Physical Education SCITT) (Professional Graduate Certificate of Education)
The course will be delivered by a consortium of local secondary schools with Northumbria University acting as managing agent.
This specialist Physical Education course is designed for those wishing to achieve Qualified Teacher Status at secondary level. The course is structured to develop the skills required to teach across the spectrum of activities in the National Curriculum for physical education, with trainees acquiring the knowledge, skills, understanding and professional standards necessary to teach pupils within Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and beyond.
Teaching is a diverse, creative and dynamic activity, and this is reflected in the design of the course. A strong foundation of experiential learning in the school environment is complemented by a comprehensive support system of mentoring and guidance. Trainees are encouraged to experiment with a range of teaching styles and strategies and reflect upon their practice in order to achieve high professional standards.
COURSEWORK AND ASSESSMENT
Trainees are assessed against the standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. Professional practice is undertaken and assessed in two different schools within the North East region. In addition, coursework assignments, a curriculum project and a professional portfolio provide further evidence of suitability to enter the teaching profession.
Most graduates are expected to enter the teaching profession as secondary school teachers. However, some may consider entering further and higher education establishments to lecture on sports and PE related courses. This sometimes requires the acquisition of a qualification at Masters level.