History is a subject which challenges people to engage with the past to help them understand the present. It requires broad subject knowledge, cultural awareness, analytical skills, the ability to communicate big ideas and sensitivity.The course offers trainees’ opportunities to develop their professional competence, skills and understanding in this area. The philosophy of teaching the subject will be explored and be supported by working in all key stages with young people in classrooms and potentially outside the school environment.
To be accepted onto the course you will need:
- a degree which is relevant to teaching History.
- advanced level qualifications in History or equivalent experience.
- GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent).
- have passed the QTS skills in English and Maths by 1st September 2017.
- the ability to read effectively and communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written standard English.
- a good state of physical and mental fitness
- confirmation that you have not been excluded from teaching nor from working with children, nor have been registered with the Criminal Records Bureau as unfit for working with children or young persons.
- The suitable personal and intellectual qualities required for teaching this subject in secondary schools.
It is beneficial that you also have:
- experience of working with secondary-age children.
- recent experience of your subject in a secondary school.
- a competent level of ICT skills.
It is desirable to have passed the QTS skills tests prior to interview. However, if this is not the case there is an expectation the tests are completed as soon as possible after an offer has been made.
The course structure for most students will consist of:
- A main placement in a secondary school.
- A shorter second placement in another partnership secondary school.
- Gaining experience of teaching within the Primary sector.
- Experiencing SEND teaching at Brackenfield School.
Throughout the year students will:
- Have full access to The University of Nottingham services.
- Enjoy full student entitlement of The University of Nottingham, including use of the library, on-line support and SU membership.
We are pleased to offer the following places for 2017/18:
- School-direct (unsalaried) places in History.
- Provider-led places in History.
For provider-led places apply on UCAS to EMTTP.
For school-direct places apply to our lead school (The West Bridgford School) via the UCAS teacher training application website.
If you are successful in gaining a place you will undertake your main placement through one of these partner schools:
Colonel Frank Seeley School
South Wolds Academy
West Bridgford School