Become an art and design teacher in a secondary school.
A degree at 2:2 or above.
GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification).
Experience of working with young people.
UCAS code 33HQ
Duration One year full-time
Our specialist PGCE in Secondary Education with Art and Design is a direct route to a career of which you can be proud. Art and Design impacts on our lives and this course aims to produce dynamic, confident, and innovative teachers who are committed to developing life skills.
Art and Design develops a passion for visual knowledge and understanding and the use of technology. Our PGCE Art and Design develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of Art and Design within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications.
Our PGCE Art and Design prepares trainee teachers for a first appointment as a teacher of Art and Design in a secondary school and assess current developments in the subject and their possible effect on teaching in schools. To develop as a teacher, you will be learning about how pupils develop their art and design skills and knowledge, and how they can be helped to a better understanding of themselves and the world through Art and Design. Furthermore, our PGCE Art and Design trainees can take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects.
We acknowledge that the trainees themselves are the most valuable resource on the course and we will be giving you the opportunity you to share your specialisms with the other trainees, and you will develop essential components of creativity and imagination such as determination, hard work, observing, thinking, experimenting, investigating, making, evaluation.
At Plymouth Marjon University, we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching programmes. PGCE external examiners commented: “The work across the Partnership results in excellent relationship building with staff and pupils as well as creative and forward-thinking pedagogical ideas.” If the idea of joining these trainees inspires and motivates you, it’s time to start the application process.
Our trainees scored us 89% student satisfaction for postgraduate teacher training, this puts us in the top 25% quartile of all providers in England (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 2019).
93.9 % of our graduates are in further study, sustained employment or both five years after graduating, compared to a sector average for England of 88.2%. We are 1st in the South West (LEO, 2019).
Marjon Teacher Education Partnership has well-established links with schools across the South West, London and Service Children’s Education, our connections span over 300 schools and settings.
Marjon education and teaching graduates are 3rd in all University providers for graduate earnings five years after leaving the university (Institute for Fiscal Studies, 2018).
Marjon Graduates are more socially mobile than other providers across the South West with more trainees gaining NQT employment in more diverse areas (DFE Supply, Retention and Mobility data, 2018).
Tutors engaged in hard hitting research supporting key priorities and empowering practitioners.
How can I build strong relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents in school?
How can I promote the importance of art and design as a curriculum area in schools?
How can I expose pupils to the wide range of mediums for art and design?
How can I make the most of local art and culture to inspire my pupils?
How do good teachers keep on top of their workload?
“ All trainees commented on how well the schools were set up for the start of their placements which helped them settle in well ... trainees were able to talk with confidence about their teaching experiences and all knew the specific areas that they had to develop as they go into their NQT year. ”
Plymouth Marjon University is widely renowned for producing excellent teachers. We have superb links with over 300 partnership schools throughout the South West, London and overseas and our graduates teach in schools across the country. Our wide and diverse partnerships were praised by Ofsted for making "effective use of local diversity and wider links which ensures trainees have breadth and variety in their training, so making them highly employable" (Ofsted, 2014).
We have a long established history of teacher education, we've have 180 years of experience in training teachers. A PGCE from Marjon represents a strong start to any teaching career. 93.9 % of our teaching graduates are in further study, sustained employment or both five years after graduating, compared to a sector average for England of 88.2%. This makes us 1st in the South West (LEO, 2019).
Collaborative learning, critical reflection and a strong culture of support underpin the PGCE Art. You will have a minimum of 120 days in school in 2 block placements and 12 weeks in University undertaking a range of activities, teaching includes lectures, practical activities, seminars, workshops, conferences, tutorials, independent study or research and school based training.
Assessments relate to your development of practice in school. All are coursework based, you will generate reflective journals, portfolios, essays and presentations.
Gill is Director of the Marjon Teacher Education Partnership, she taught in schools for 13 years before joining the University. She works with schools, MATS and alliances to support whole school improve, develop evidence based practice and support teacher development. She spends some of her time in Westminster discussing latest ideas and initiatives with the Department for Education and other Education group.View full profile
Fees UK students: £9,250
Fees for International students: £12,000
Senior LecturerView profile
Claire is an experienced secondary teacher and lecturer with a passion for literature of all kinds. From Shakespearean tragedy to the powerful performance poetry of Kate Tempest, Claire’s fervent enthusiasm for the infinite varieties of English pervades every aspect of the English degree. She is particularly interested in poetry, identity, language and social place and is currently completing her PhD here at Marjon. It focuses on the formation and evolution of trainee and early career teachers' professional identities.
Director of the Institute of EducationView profile
Alison has experience of strategic and operational leadership and management within the secondary and HE sectors and is instrumental in the training and quality assuring of in-school coaches/mentors.
Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Secondary Initial Teacher TrainingView profile
Julie Stevens taught in secondary schools as a teacher of Physical Education in Devon, Cornwall and Sussex, worked for the LEA education department advisory service and the Youth Sport Trust. She has been teaching in universities for over 10 years with a focus on Initial Teacher Training in all subjects, with a specialism in Physical Education.
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