History is a popular course and candidates will normally have a good history degree. Related degrees with significant history content will be taken into consideration. Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have considered how to develop their subject knowledge in the National Curriculum, GCSE and A level requirements for history.
Trainees come together on a Thursday for a weekly opportunity to learn more about the subject and the pedagogy of history. It is an opportunity to learn from Becky, visiting experts and each other.
Visits extend trainees’ subject knowledge and provide ideas for school trips. Recent trips have been to Berkeley Castle, Chedworth Roman Villa, Warwick Castle, the Imperial War Museum and the National Gallery. Trainees also have the opportunity to accompany their placement school on trips.
Subject sessions usually take place at Ribston Hall High School with some at the school of the guest expert.
Trainees start the year with three weeks of professional studies, a programme of lectures, workshops and expert speakers, to give a context to the course. By the end of September, trainees start their “Parent 1” placement and will be in school full time until mid-December. There are another two weeks of professional studies either side of Christmas. In January trainees start their “Twin” placement in a second school. There are more professional studies weeks before Easter then trainees return to their first school for their “Parent 2” placement. The final placement includes an enhancement week to give opportunities to experience particular aspects of teaching.
Ribston Hall High School
Becky is an accomplished History teacher of 15 years’ experience. She has been a Head of History, Head of Humanities and Specialist Leader in Education.
Becky is passionate about developing teacher education and practice; she has been ITE Training Manager and NQT Induction Tutor at Ribston Hall since 2013 and is an expert mentor for History trainees and NQTs. Before taking up the post as GITEP History Subject Leader, she contributed to the GITEP programme by delivering Subject Pathway sessions and Professional Studies sessions. She is committed to continuing professional development, regularly attending and presenting at teaching conferences and local ‘teachmeets’. Becky is an Honorary Teaching Fellow with the University of Bristol.
- A History degree or a degree in a related subject.
- Maths and English at Grade C/Level 4 or above at GCSE.
Routes & Course Codes
|Institute Code||SCITT||School Direct||QTS Only||PGCE with QTS|
|26P||Cotswold Edge Teaching Alliance (School Direct)||2WJB|
|14B||Balcarras School (School Direct)||2CMW||2CMX|
|1ZB||Odyssey TSA (School Direct)||2RPV||2RPW|
|2EH||Cotswold Teaching School Partnership (School Direct)||36MX|