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BA (Hons) Physical Education (Secondary QTS)

*Subject to approval

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Institution C58

UCAS XC16

4 years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

 

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

UCAS tariff points 112 - 128

A level grades ABB - BBC

BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM - DMM

GCSEs: English and Mathematics at grade C/4 or better

IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 5.5

You will be considered if your predicted grades fall within this range, but any offer will be made based on an interview. Applicants who demonstrate relevant experience and /or understanding, as well as commitment to and enthusiasm for, the profession may receive a lower (grades) offer.

Enhanced DBS check required.

Student view

Megan
Physical Education (Secondary Years)
"The practical nature of the lectures is fantastic. I've really improved my ability and understanding of a wide variety of activities that are all taught in Secondary schools."

Course content

We have over 180 years’ experience of training top quality teachers which proves that we are among the best institutions in the country to train you. The Physical Education (Secondary QTS) programme is taught by experienced and enthusiastic tutors, in partnership with mentors and teachers in local schools. This course leads to the recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) enabling you to teach in schools in England and Wales. The course has been designed to focus on five strands. These strands are:

  • Pedagogical Practice
  • School experience
  • Professional Skills
  • Active Schools
  • Research

Pedagogical practice

The pedagogical practice strand will introduce you to a range of evidence-based teaching strategies. You will learn to select and apply pedagogies across a range of activity areas, so that you are able to create an environment for pupils to achieve excellent progress and outcomes.

School experience

School experience modules will give you the confidence to teach a whole class across a range of Key Stages and activities. You will learn the importance of having high expectations for all pupils valuing diversity and ensuring equal opportunities for all.

Professional skills

The professional skills strand will enable you to understand the complexity of the role of the teacher and the importance of adopting a professional stance at all times.

Active Schools

The active schools strand will explore the role of physical activity in promoting physical, social and mental health. You will understand the barriers to participation including those that exist within school and physical education lessons.

Research

The research strand will permeate all modules, but also has designated modules that will assist you to produce an independent project in your final year.

Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

We offer you some of the best sporting facilities available to study for a degree. All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities both academic and recreational at the University. It incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness centre. In addition there is a sports hall. Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our Sports Dome, lano sand dressed astro turf and a grass rugby pitch.

Facilities:

Sports Dome

Four tennis courts which can be used for a variety of sports.

Blue flooring and blue curtains separating courts with student throwing javelins

 

Sports hall

Used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.

Fitness suite

Various membership levels available. Weights, resistance and cardio machines.

Weights, resistance and cardio machines

Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder

Available for any student to use after an induction and when Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is open.

Images showing external and internal climbing wall and external boulder

Grass football and rugby pitches

Students playing football and girl passing rugby ball

Floodlit lano sand-dressed astro turf (to be completed by September 2019)

Image below is for illustrative purposes only for colours. (not actual astro at Chichetster)  Line markings and surrounding layout will be different.

Blue and green astro - image of different institution to see style

110m synthetic athletics track

Strength and conditioning room

Two multi-purpose gymnasiums

Outdoor netball and tennis court



Two seminar rooms

Cricket nets 

Sport Science Laboratories:

Four dedicated psychology labs including a Virtual Reality Reader, Brain Imaging Unit and Observation Suite.

Student using software to track activity of body for sport psychology



Two dedicated biomechanics labs

Student running with rugby ball with sensor on past tracking posts



Five dedicated physiology labs

Used for testing on treadmills, bikes and various other pieces of equipment.

Physiology labs showing equipment used



An environmental chamber

Used to simulate heat, altitude, etc.

Envinronmental chamber in physiology lab



A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Sports Therapy students use these spaces for practical sessions and run a clinic. It is open for students, staff and external visitors who require treatment also either from Sports Therapy students or staff.

Sports therapy clinic with beds and rehab room

Where this can take you

This course leads to the recommendation of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) enabling you to teach in schools in England and Wales. You will graduate with the all-round experience and knowledge to teach the National Curriculum for Physical Education (NCPE) and have the skills to meet the Department for Education’s Teachers’ Standards in relation to Key Stage 3 and 4 (11-16 years).

"School and settings leaders hold the programmes in high regard and actively seek to appoint candidates from the University of Chichester partnership.” (Ofsted, 2017)

Should you decide to continue onto postgraduate study the University of Chichester offer a range of courses:

Postgraduate level study:

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester

  • MA Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education
  • MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • MSc Physical Activity and Public Health
  • MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration)*
  • MSc Sports Coaching
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology
  •  MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS route)
  • MSc Sports Performance Analysis
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning
  • Postgraduate Research (PhD)

*Subject to approval

Work placements

School experience

School experience in a partnership school forms an important element of the course. You will spend time in schools in your second, third and final year teaching under supervision. You will be fully prepared for your placements and will be supported by both the University and a school-based mentor throughout your training. You will be asked to complete a school experience information form when you start your course and the school partnership office will use this information to match you to a suitable placement. We will consider your previous experience, travelling distance, and your current needs.

You will receive substantial teaching experience in schools in the following pattern:

  • Year One – One week in a primary school
  • Year Two – Eight weeks in a secondary school
  • Year Three – Twelve weeks in a secondary school
  • Year Four – Twelve weeks in a secondary school​

These placements will usually provide distinctive opportunities in which to develop your professional and teaching skills. In particular, efforts will be made to place you in schools with different organisational characteristics and in contrasting socio-economic catchment areas.

 

Indicative modules

Year One

Professional issues in coaching and teaching

Students will be introduced to research that explores the relationship between good teaching and good progress for all pupils including promoting learning-focussed behaviours, differentiation and a range of other teaching and learning strategies. Students will also be introduced to the process of reflecting upon practice and will explore how critical reflection can be used to improve the quality of the teaching and pupil learning experiences.

Teaching and coaching individual activities (aesthetics)

This module aims to provide an opportunity to identify and develop specialist areas of interest. Students will be required to develop skills in introspection, reflection and reflective practice drawing upon theoretical concepts relating to pedagogy of sport and education. Students will critically evaluate literature in order to observe, analysis and ultimately critically evaluate professional practice within a context of the student’s choice. Students will agree a suitable programme of work within a professional context of their choice which will involve them immersing themselves in the culture and practices of this working environment and would ideally include a residential experience.

Foundations of movement and principles of games

(Module information to come)

Active schools

(Module information to come)

Principles of play through invasion games

(Module information to come)

Fundamental movement skills and child development

(Module information to come)

Developing professional and academic skills

(Module information to come)

The enquiring practitioner

(Module information to come)

Year Two

Understanding and managing individual differences

(Module information to come)

Purposeful practice for games-based physical education

(Module information to come)

Pedagogy for activity

(Module information to come)

The enquiring practitioner

(Module information to come)

Striking and fielding/net and wall games

(Module information to come)

Developing pedagogical skills through track and field athletics and swimming

(Module information to come) 

School experience 1 (8 weeks)

Preparation for this school experience will begin in University through student participation in all elements of the taught course. Students will engage in practical work-based learning experiences and complete directed tasks, supported by a University-trained Mentor and Link Tutor who will guide and assess student progress.

Year Three

Teaching approaches and behaviours in invasion games

(Module information to come)

Classroom pedagogy

(Module information to come)

Subject matters in physical education

(Module information to come)

Active schools: mental health and well-being

(Module information to come)

School experience 2 (12 weeks)

Preparation for this school experience will begin in University through student participation in all elements of the taught course. Students will engage in practical work-based learning experiences supported by a University-trained Mentor and Link Tutor who will guide and assess student progress.

Year Four

The enquiring practitioner (dissertation)

(Module information to come)

Pedagogical practice: outdoor adventurous activities

(Module information to come) 

School experience 3 (12 weeks)

This school experience will build on previous experiences in Year 1 and the beginning of Year 2, and on the Year 2 Professional Studies module ‘The Inclusive Classroom’. Within the context of the placement, students will enrich and enhance their wider understanding of education and the role of the educator, supported by a placement Mentor.

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

Our ‘learn through doing’ philosophy is central to the course and our expert staff will engage you with a variety of dynamic and interactive approaches that encourage strong theory-to-practice links.

You will experience a variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures, group work, seminars, practical workshops and laboratory sessions. In addition, there is individual directed work leading to research and enquiry.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including your ability to plan, teach and evaluate; group presentations; research projects; video blogs; written assignments; examinations and analysis of practical sports performance.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs

Course specific costs

DBS and School Experience Costs

DBS check

Secondary Teacher training applicants are required to have an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check which needs to be paid for before the start of the course.

Costs incurred during School Experience

Over the duration of your course you will spend 32 weeks on placement. These school experiences are organised in our partnership schools which extend across East and West Sussex, Hampshire and Isle of Wight and into Surrey. Travel to placements, which can be by car or public transport, varies but your commute will not usually exceed an hour from your term time address to the placement school (assuming your term time address is within our partnership area). 

Whilst on School Experience appropriate professional dress will be required.

Students may wish to purchase a laptop/tablet to use whilst on school experience as schools are not required to provide these. 

Tips for applying

Personal Statement

  • Personal sporting expertise – sell yourself!
  • Relevant experience working with children (coaching, teaching, leadership etc)
  • Transferable skills gained from A Level/BTEC courses, work experience, etc
  • Personal qualities, interests relevant to teaching profession

Interview Process

  • Practical session including a section where you will teach another student

  • An interview

Watch the video below about what to expect at our PE interviews.