Education studies and teaching news at Brighton

NQT News

Ongoing contacts with our NQTs and their headteachers show that the vast majority of schools are delighted with the high quality of teachers trained by the partnership.  One such NQT, Elizabeth Owen,  graduated from our Secondary Geography PGCE. Elizabeth recently received two ‘outstanding’ graded lesson observations. The Ofsted inspectors who carried out the observations were keen…

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Into the woods

Final year students from the Primary Education (3-7) and (5-11) BA(Hons) with QTS programme, with a Physical Education specialism,  found themselves using natural materials as part of a forest school day. The students built fires, made pendants, charcoal, yoyos, and other innovative objects at Woods Mill in Sussex. As well as learning how the outdoors can provide a stimulating…

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Supporting our students

PASS PASS stands for ‘peer assisted study sessions’. It is a student-led initiative where issues relating to course material and student life can be discussed in a friendly, informal environment with peers and trained student facilitators. PASS is shown to not only improve your confidence in your studies but research has hown that regular attendees have shown better…

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Another succesful year for Education BA(Hons)

We’re delighted to report on the following: Outstanding results 2013 Education BA(Hons) students graduated with the following: 1st class hons 22% 2:1 44% 2:2: 34%

Students as Researchers Conference

This annual conference unites students from all three years of the Education BA course. It offers a unique opportunity to share and celebrate student-led enquiry and research and provide an occasion to acknowledge the hard work everyone has put into their studies. Students in years one and two of their course will be able to learn from…

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Placement opportunities

The Education BA at the University of Brighton offers diverse placement opportunities in the UK and overseas. In year one you will spend ten days on placement and in year two, eight weeks. Where some of our students have spent their time: Get Involved with the African Street Children Organisation (GI ASCO) GI ASCO is a…

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Virtual classroom software

Blackboard Collaborative is an online platform which helps create virtual classrooms. City College have been using the platform for visiting speakers for their Post Compulsory Education PGCE students. It was recently used by leading teaching methods expert Geoff Petty to input to a year 2 class on their professional project, answer questions and to promote teacher development groups. The image…

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City College curriculum leader Tom Dowds on Post Compulsory Education PGCE

“Eight of the ten teachers on my team have all been trained through the Post Compulsory Education PGCE at the College. I now prefer to recruit people with recent and comprehensive industry experience, but no teaching experience, and put them through the training internally than to take experienced teachers who have worked elsewhere.

Train to Teach Advice Evening

Become an inspirational teacher with the University of Brighton’s School of Education. If you have a degree, or will shortly be graduating, why not join us at our advice evening on Tuesday 4 March 2014 and find out how you can help inspire the next generation. We offer PGCE and School Direct routes into teaching for primary…

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