BEd (Hons) Physical Education - Secondary Ed (with QTS)X1XH

    Course Overview

    Duration: 3 years full time.
  • Our three-year, full-time PE teaching training course leading to QTS is an enriching route to teaching physical education at secondary level. The University of St Mark & St John is well known and commended for the high quality of its teaching graduates and the course is carefully structured to equip you with real-world skills which boost your employability and deepen your passion for teaching.

    You’ll study the scientific principles of PE and sport, and be afforded the room to explore these through practical activities. Our trainees enjoy a careful balance of studying the theory behind physical education and applying it through classroom experience. The result is a tangible understanding of what a teacher’s daily routine looks like, and acquisition of valuable professional attributes which boost employability.

    Through work placements in our partnership schools, trainees enjoy ample contact with qualified teachers and students to gain a healthy understanding of what the profession looks like in the current climate. Analytical thinking will be encouraged, ensuring that we deliver passionate newly qualified teachers who have a desire to drive their profession in a positive direction.

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  • 1st Year CLOSE
    • Becoming a Teacher.
    • Foundations in Physical Education.
    • Athletic Activities in the National Curriculum for Physical Education.
    • An Introduction to Anatomy, Physiology & Health.
    • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities in Physical Education.
    • Practical Aspects of Physical Education (Striking & Fielding, Target & Net Games).
    • Pedagogical & Scientific Principles of Physical Education.
    • Applying & Evaluating Pedagogical Principles.
  • 2nd Year OPEN
    • Curriculum & Pedagogy.
    • Physical Education in Context.
    • Scientific Aspects of Physical Education.
    • Scientific & Social Aspects of Physical Education.
    • Assessment & Wider-Curriculur Responsibilities.
    • The Aesthetic Curriculum: Gymnastics & Dance.
    • Invasion Games in the National Curriculum in Physical Education.
  • 3rd Year OPEN
    • Small Scale Enquiry.
    • Secondary Education, Schools, Learners & Teachers.
    • Developing Reflective Practice in Secondary Teachers.
    • Current Ideas & Issues in Physical Education.
    • Diversity in Physical Education.

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Career Opportunities

The University of St Mark & St John is widely renowned for producing excellent teachers.  We have superb links with our partnership schools throughout the South West, London and overseas.  You will find many past University of St Mark & St John graduates teaching in a variety of schools across the country.

The quality of graduates is well recognised both locally and nationally and, as such, a very high proportion of graduates gain immediate employment or enrol on Masters programmes to further their studies.

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Course Leaders

This course is conducted by Stuart Taylor, Jackie Arthur and Gillian Golder. Your course leaders will challenge, inspire and motivate you to be the best teacher you can be. The team comprises decades of hands-on teaching experience and extensive related research specialisms to deliver valuable knowledge and support to our trainees.


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