PGCE Secondary Modern Languages

Bath Spa University
In London (England)

£ 11,600 - (Rs 9,46,377)
VAT incl.

Important information

  • Intensive course
  • Intermediate
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:

Excellent teachers make a difference to the lives and futures of the people they teach. Developed in partnership with schools and Early Years settings, this Ofsted Outstanding rated programme will support you to become an innovative and inspiring language teacher.

Our full-time programmes last for approximately 40 weeks; you’ll spend about two thirds of this time in a school or educational setting. Throughout the programme there is a dynamic relationship between your training in the University and your training in schools.

The programme starts by boosting your subject knowledge, enabling you to refresh your first Modern Language and boost your second Modern Language. This is an intensive course, which requires a high level of participation and provides you with an early taste of what teaching secondary Modern Languages is all about. This is an excellent way to begin the PGCE programme and to develop a positive group ethos that is so important for the year ahead.

Through carefully structured University based teaching and two school based phases, you’ll enhance your subject knowledge and develop ideas for the classroom. You’ll develop skills and management strategies for challenging and motivating pupils across the secondary age range.

Important information
Is this course for me?

All PGCE courses culminate in Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This enables qualified Bath Spa Teachers to apply for a wider range of teaching posts and other education based employment.

This PGCE programme produces high calibre teachers with the relevant skills, knowledge, understanding and experiences necessary to enter a career in teaching.

Requirements: In addition to the general entry requirements, you are required to speak at least one European language fluently. Your languages degree should be a 2.2 honours degree or above with at least 50% in French, German, Spanish or Italian. A native speaker of one of the above languages would need to be a fluent and clear speaker of English and have a degree, which may be in another subject other than the first language they wish to teach. Expertise in a second Modern Language from the above list is useful, but not essential. Other desirable second languages are Russian, Mandarin, Japanese or a commun


Where and when

Starts Location
London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Modern Languages
School Training
Secondary Sector

Course programme

University training

During the University based sessions, you’ll gain a sound knowledge of the National Curriculum requirements in Modern Languages, the Framework for teaching Modern Languages in the Key Stage 3 Strategy, and the structure and content of national and public examinations in Modern Languages.

School training

The school-based phases are in the form of two main blocks where you’re placed in schools under the guidance of a trained subject mentor. You’ll also spend some time in Modern Languages Departments in specific schools developing your professional values and practice and the general roles and duties, which are required for all teachers within the secondary sector.

Course assessment

A personalised process of continuous assessment ensures that learning is appropriate and effective. Assessment takes account of both the programme experience and the school or setting and includes researching developing practice through assignment tasks.  Support is provided to develop a rigorous evidence-based account of your educational journey.

Assessment in all of the PGCE programmes is designed to be progressive and to assist you in the provision of evidence to support your achievement against the Standards for QTS.

PGCE programmes are assessed in University, school or other settings. The evidence base includes:

·         Formally assessed assignments

·         Professional dialogue in progress reviews

·         The Professional Learning and Practice portfolio

·         School phase reports and observations

·         Professional development activities

·         Subject knowledge tests and tasks (where appropriate)

Five Progress Review Points are held each year.  These assessment points review your attainment, professional learning and SMART target setting.