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Secondary Education (Citizenship Education) PGCEUniversity of Leicester

School Of Education

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Secondary Education (Citizenship Education) PGCE: The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); students spend 24 out of 36 weeks in school placements; citizenship has been a compulsory element of the National Curriculum since 2002 in recognition of its invaluable contribution to young people's education; recent debate over content, aims and methodology by education specialists has lead to the rapid growth of the subject and consequently, a high demand for citizenship education specialists; students learn from some of the best practitioners in the field, and with their support, students learn how to become an effective practitioner themselves; the programme covers all areas of the National Curriculum for citizenship, and also addresses national testing, extra curricular learning opportunities and how to enhance the student's own professional development.


Teacher development course: reflective practice; career development; professional values; options: using your voice effectively; understanding autism; teaching sport; classroom management; preparing for an interview; 2 secondary teaching placements; Citizenship subject specialism: the exploration of the political, social and psychological aspects of citizenship; the meaning of citizenship education; the possibilities, opportunities and limitations in the implementation of the citizenship curriculum; the concept of identity; multiculturalism and intercultural education; human rights and human rights education; diversity and social cohesion democracy and democratic education; global education; education for sustainable development; the ways in which citizenship education can be taught across the curriculum; assessment in citizenship education.

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Oct 2015

36 weeks

Full time The deadline for the receipt of on-time
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Degree (2.1 or above preferred) with at least 50 per cent of content in subject specialism; GCSE English and mathematics grade C or above, or equivalent; interview.


Postgraduate Qualification (PGCE)

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University of Leicester

Subject areas

Social Ethics, Secondary Schools (General), Teaching In Secondary Schools


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