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PGCE (Primary) with Modern Languages, Postgraduate Certificate

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  • 12 months
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This PGCE (Primary) with Modern Languages programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, will enable you to teach across the curriculum in two consecutive primary school age ranges, with either French, German or Spanish as a specialist subject.

About

This PGCE (Primary) with Modern Languages programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, will enable you to teach across the curriculum in two consecutive primary school age ranges, with either French, German or Spanish as a specialist subject.

As well as general teacher training, you’ll also receive specialist training in language teaching at primary level. This will include topics such as language curriculum design, working with parents to support language learning, bilingualism, how to teach languages in conjunction with other curricular areas, and how to help students transition their language learning from primary to secondary school.

You'll take part in a school placement where you'll teach French, German or Spanish alongside all other curriculum areas. The majority of placements are in London and offer an excellent introduction to teaching in socially mixed, multi-ethnic, urban classrooms. This experience is both exciting and challenging and will help you earn to reflect systematically and critically on your classroom performance.

Programme Structure

Two modules are offered at Masters (M) level. These are General Professional Studies – a classroom-based research project with a pedagogic focus – and Curriculum Studies, which has an integrated focus in which there are a number of options. School Experience is offered at higher (H) level.For the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you are also formally assessed on your competence in the classroom and your ability to meet Department for Education Professional Standards including computer-based tests in literacy and numeracy, which are now a condition of entry to the programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

You'll need:

  • to meet our fitness to train requirements
  • a GCSE Grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) in English Language, Mathematics, and a science subject (including Combined Science)
  • an undergraduate honours degree, usually a 2:1 or above, from a university in the United Kingdom. 
Ideally this degree will be related to primary education. It could, for example, be in English, Mathematics, Science, Art, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, PE, Child Development, Educational Studies or Early Childhood Education. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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