PGCE Secondary Education with Drama2W4L

    Course Overview

    Duration: 1 year full-time
  • Do you want to become an outstanding teacher? Our specialist PGCE in Secondary Education with Drama is a direct route to a career of which you can be proud. Drama teachers empowering young people and this course aims to produce dynamic confident, and creative teachers who are committed to making drama accessible for all. This course includes a specific focus on the use of masterclasses and develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of Drama within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications. Great Drama teachers can motivate pupils to successful lifelong learning.

    During this varied PGCE course, trainees acquire a broad and deep understanding of a teacher’s daily activities in challenging and diverse settings. Furthermore, our PGCE Drama trainees take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects e.g english, primary phase or Special Education Needs and Diversity.

    Collaborative learning and a strong culture of support underpin this PGCE Secondary Education with Drama, and trainees will enjoy a stimulating and effective learning environment from start to finish.

    At Plymouth Marjon University we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching programmes. Ofsted 2014 commented “Beyond having very positive attitudes and commitment to teaching, they show a passion for their subject, and want students to do well and enjoy their work.” If the idea of joining these trainees inspires and motivates you, it’s time to start the application process.

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All modules are compulsory:

1st Year
  • Becoming a teacher: Pedagogy & Philosophies of Learning
  • Inclusion in the Secondary Classroom: Appreciating Diversity
  • Understanding the Learner: A Personalised Approach to Learning & Assessment
  • Teaching Placement

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

The quality of our 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.

A key strength of the Partnership is ‘how well the partnership prepares trainees to make them employable, leading to all securing, and remaining in, teaching posts’. (OFSTED 2014)

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