PGCE Secondary Education: Drama

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary Education provides a high standard of training for those preparing to take up a teaching post in the secondary school sector.  The course complies with the statutory guidance from the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training courses.

The PGCE in Secondary Education is specifically designed to ensure that those who are successful will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - the professional award required by all those who wish to teach in a maintained school.

Drama is an exciting secondary school curriculum subject. The drama PGCE is delivered actively through theory in practice; this approach aims to develop creative trainees who are able to collaborate successfully with others and engage in imaginative practice.  Subject specific teaching will develop your knowledge and understanding of drama in education as a discreet discipline and as a vital learning medium. You will learn to evaluate your experience, understanding and practice in school towards becoming reflective practitioners. As a trainee you will learn how to teach drama to pupils in the 11-16 age range within the secondary age phase, with additional primary and post-16 enhancements. You will learn how to develop skills, knowledge and understanding for teaching drama through a combination of university-led and school-led training.

Successful completion of the course will lead to recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), along with 60 credits at Master’s level.