Computer Science 11-16

This GUTP course prepares trainees to teach Computer Science across Key Stages 3 and 4. In addition, all trainees will gain experience of teaching Computer Science post-16 in line with the courses offered in schools. The course is carefully tailored to meet the Teachers’ Standards and will include training on: 

  • The Computer Science curriculum
  • ICT and mathematics in Computer Science
  • Lesson planning and teaching strategies
  • Classroom management
  • Ensuring pupil progress
  • Applying assessment criteria in Computer Science
  • Dealing with misconceptions
  • ICT as a learning and a teaching resource

Training for each subject is undertaken through a number of twilight sessions and subject training days held in the carious schools throughout the academic year during the working week.

Support during the course:

The Computer Science PGCE is co-ordinated and managed by an experienced teacher from one of our partner schools ensuring that your training is up-to-date and relevant to schools. This ensures the best start in your teaching career. You will also have a dedicated School Based Tutor on both your school placements and a dedicated Link Director. These key staff are there to support and guide you through the course and into your NQT year.

Entry requirements:

Potential Associate Teachers will need a relevant degree and grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English (this would equate to a grade 4 or above for the new GCSE). Relevant experience working in the field of computing may also be considered.

Pre-course reading:

Exam boards used by the schools in which Associate Teachers train include AQA, Edexcel and OCR. . Click on the links below to access these sites.

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Contact Information

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership

c/o Sponne School

Brackley Road

Towcester

Northamptonshire

NN12 6DJ

Tel: 01327 350284 ext 253

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