PGCE Secondary Computer Science with ICT PGCE

Computing has recently been recognised as a fundamental subject, which all pupils should be taught.  Given that it has previously been a minority subject in a small number of schools, this expansion will require suitably qualified teachers as a matter of urgency.  

Liverpool Hope University is one of the country’s leading providers of Initial Teacher Education. The PGCE is a postgraduate qualification aimed at high quality graduates wishing to pursue a career in secondary teaching. It is an intensive, demanding yet very rewarding programme running from early September to late June. Tutors are dedicated to individual student support and to working closely with partners in local schools.

PGCE Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
1 years Duration
IX99 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements for the PGCE Secondary Computer Science with ICT state you must have a 2:2 Honours Degree or above containing at least 50% of relevant subject content, GCSE English and Mathematics Grade C or above or equivalent and minimum 10 days Secondary school experience.It is a government requirement that you take the numeracy and literacy skills tests as part of the application process. You must ensure you have passed them both before the start of the course.Since the field of knowledge underpinning this course is so diverse, it is inevitable that applicants will have gaps in their own knowledge. An audit of strengths and weaknesses will be started prior to interview and monitored throughout the course. Graduates of related disciplines, including Sciences, should not be discouraged from applying although it may be necessary to complete a subject knowledge enhancement course as a condition of acceptance. Applications from those with degrees not in Computer Science with ICT but with appropriate work based experience are also encouraged to apply.Whilst it is desirable that school experience has been gained before applying, this is not essential but applicants would need to demonstrate some awareness of current school practices and curricula.

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