Please note: applications for PGCE Secondary Physical Education are currently closed for September 2022. If you would like to be notified if we reopen applications please register your interest.
We do still have places on PGCE Secondary Physical Education with EBacc (English Baccalaureate) - code R831 on Department for Education Apply. The PE route with an EBacc (English Baccalaureate) subject is a new teacher training option, launched by the DfE in 2018 and is a great option for teachers who wish to specialise in PE but have a real interest in another EBacc subject.
This route offers a training course that runs alongside the PGCE programme of study, which develops additional skills and experiences in an range of EBacc subjects, namely Science, Maths, English, History or MFL (Modern Foreign Languages).
As well as meeting the general entry requirements for PGCE Secondary Physical Education, if you are interested in the EBacc option you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C or better at A Level in the relevant EBacc subject.
Our Physical Education (PE) PGCE course continues the tradition of producing outstanding practitioners of secondary PE.
- This programme is rated 'outstanding' by the government (OFSTED)
- Gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Master’s degree credits
- Innovative and supportive tutors who lead learning in St Mary’s Olympic standard facilities
- Strong focus on subject knowledge development, including exploration of alternative activities and an embedded OAA field trip, alongside innovative curriculum design. Theoretical concepts & pedagogy delivered through practical sports settings to enhance subject knowledge
- Outstanding school collaboration and sharing of good practice – including our community schools’ SEND project – hot seating of good practice – aquatics day - focused school visits
Why study Secondary Physical Education (PE)?
You will be assessed on your ability to teach pupils in the 11-16 age range, with opportunities for A level and BTEC teaching also included in the programme as appropriate.
By studying the course you will gain experience across a diverse range of secondary school settings and activity areas throughout the course.
Why St Mary's?
The PE PGCE course covers all aspects of physical education teaching and learning, with an emphasis on creative practice for use in school. There is a strong emphasis on using and developing a range of physical education models, as well as planning for the whole ability range to ensure that all pupils are able to make progress.
The experienced physical education tutors work in close partnership with trainees and the placement schools, developing collaborative practice embedded throughout the course.
If you wish to study for the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies you will be able to complete several of the modules during your PGCE year. This certificate is often a requirement for teaching in a Catholic school.
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Our PGCE programmes include Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 60 Master’s degree credits. A large part of the programme is spent in assessed school placements that our School Partnership team will arrange for you, based on your home residential address.
QTS is required to teach in all state-maintained schools in England.
Upcoming open days and webinars
We'll be running events for you to find out more about Secondary Physical Education (PE) PGCE on the following dates:
Wednesday 8th June 2022, 7pm
Senior Lecturer - Secondary PGCE Admissions Tutor