Core programme content
- 6SSEP003: Professional Practice in Education (45 credits)
- 6SSEP004: Pedagogic Resources (15 credits)
- 7SSEP001: Professional Studies (30 credits)
- 7SSEP002: Focused Pedagogical Studies (30 credits).
There are two pieces of assessed coursework, a Subject Studies Assignment (Focused Pedagogical Studies) and a School Experience Report (Professional Studies). Both are around 8,000 words and worth 30 masters-level credits each, so as well as gaining Qualified Teacher Status, you finish with a third of an MA, ready to embark on the next stage of your professional development.
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
King's and its partnership schools assess trainees through their work in schools and college, coursework assignments and subject work assignments. To be awarded PGCE trainees must meet the Department for Education's (HM Government) Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is the accreditation which enables individuals to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales, recognising the attainment of a formal set of skills and qualities candidates require to be effective teachers.
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 120/ECTS 60 credits
36 weeks FT, September to end June.
College sessions at Waterloo Campus; teaching placements in schools in London and the Home Counties.
The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education: many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection services.
Year of entry 2013