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. There are Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses available for successful applicants prior to starting the course. 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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