PGCE

Cynradd (3-11)

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Cod Cwrs 3DHM
  • Cymhwyster

    PGCE

  • Hyd y Cwrs nodweddiadol

    1 blwyddyn

Ymgeisio Nawr

The Primary PGCE course aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become successful teachers who can engage all learners and lead learning across the primary age range. You will gain an understanding of children’s development and learning across the Foundation and upper primary age range. Working across all Areas of Learning and Experience, you will work with skilled and experienced practitioners to in learning to teach ambitious, capable and confident learners who are informed and confident about the world beyond school. This is an innovative course, which will give you an enriched understanding of the progression of pupils into the next phases of their education through focussed experiences in other phases of schooling.

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Entry requirements

A degree in any subject.

To support the Welsh Government’s Literacy and Numeracy framework students must have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade B in the GCSE examination in any of the following:

  • English Language 
  • English Literature 
  • Welsh Language (First Language) 
  • Welsh Literature

Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language. A grade B in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.

Grade C GCSE in a science subject.

The University offers tests in these subjects if you do not have these requirements.

  • A minimum of two weeks experience or observation in a school setting is an advantage.
  • Literacy and numeracy skills tests will form part of the selection process on the day of the interview.

Accommodation 

The University will offer an accommodation inclusive package for applicants who accept an offer of a place following the 2019/20 ITE selection process. Accommodation will be included, at no extra cost, for the 8 weeks that students are undertaking the university-based element of the ITE programme.

Trosolwg

Together with your fellow students on the primary and other secondary programmes, you will study the principles of effective pedagogy, assessment, lesson and curriculum planning. You will participate actively in learning, contributing to seminars, delivering presentations and engaging critically with research. During the University sessions, you will plan and deliver micro-lessons in preparation for the practical element of the course. You will study the full range of the primary curriculum with an opportunity to focus on specialist areas and phases in either the Foundation Phase or Upper Primary. 

You will be supported in developing your knowledge of those areas outside your degree studies. There will be a focus on the development of learners’ literacy, numeracy and digital competence. Placements will occur in selected Partnership Cluster Hubs where schools will have close link with the University and where trained mentors will be guiding and supporting your development. On placement, you will work closely with your subject mentor and the University Link Tutor to develop your practical skills in teaching. 

In addition to specialist placements in primary schools, you will experience a short placement in a secondary school working to develop your understanding of the continuum of children’s learning. You will also undertake an action research project to develop an aspect of your practice and begin your career as a research-informed teacher.

Ein Staff

Mae gan ddarlithwyr cyrsiau israddedig yr Ysgol Addysg naill ai gymwysterau hyd at safon PhD neu maent yn ymarferwyr profiadol yn eu maes. Mae gan bob un o'r staff dysgu gymhwyster dysgu cydnabyddedig, neu maent yn gweithio tuag at gymhwyster o'r fath.

Modiwlau

Noder: Y modiwlau a restrir isod yw'r modiwlau y bwriedir eu cyflwyno ar hyn o bryd yn ystod y flwyddyn academaidd nesaf ac mae'n bosibl y gallant newid. Maent wedi'u cynnwys yma i roi syniad o strwythur y cwrs.

Fe'i cyflwynir yn rhannol neu'n gyflawn drwy gyfrwng yn Saesneg

Core

Teitl y Modiwl Cod y Modiwl Gwerth Credyd
Effective Pedagogy ED31630 30
Evaluating Learning and Skills EDM1430 30
Pedagogy and Curriculum Knowledge ED31530 30
Professional Studies EDM1330 30

Addysg a Dysgu

Assessment

Assessment on the course takes a range of forms including, for example: essays, reflective writing, presentations, lesson plans, action research project. There are no formal examinations.
Assessment of practice takes place throughout all three placements on a continuous basis.

Cross-curriculum themes

All teachers are responsible for the teaching of the three cross-curriculum themes of literacy, numeracy and digital competence. Students will be supported in planning the delivery of literacy, numeracy and digital competence in the context of their own subject.