WelcomeIntroduce myselfOutline of the presentation – 2 degree courses.Some commonality but also a unique identity.You are making a significant ‘life choice’ and it needs to be right for you.I will endevour to provide information, advice and guidance regarding each course to help you make that decision.
What are the overarching aims of the course?Degree + Vocational qualificationPreparation for teaching in 21st Century SchoolsA changing environment (Academies, free schools, Maintained schools etc) and demands on teachers (new curriculum – National / School, Behaviour etc)BAQTS aims to develop;Independent, reflective learners (thinkers)Focus on deep (transformative) learning.Ability to face challenges and opportunities ahead.Difference to other routes into teaching – compare with 3y + PGCE, GTP, Schools Direct.
BA PE QTS provides;The opportunity to specialise in PE resulting in confident, competent individuals, able to deliver excellence in schools.A key feature of the course involves the development of an Educational Philosophy and Professional Identity (how do you see yourself as a teacher?)You will not only know how to drive forward PE in schools but there is significant evidence of the number of PE teachers who go onto leadership / wider educational roles – as said; a lifetime qualification but also a lifetime of continuing professional development.Students experience 2 placements.
Explain the course structure.Y1 + 2 Academic and Practical. Broad to build on strengths and develop weakness.Note Y2 placement – speak in following slide.
Explain course structure.Y3 + 4 Choice and specialist routes. PlacementsPlacement information;Contrasting schools to give range of experience (aiding choice of jobs/school on graduation)Location (Home v Eastbourne)Support – Mentor, University Tutors, Visits, Communication)All schools are Accredited Placement schools working in partnership with the University ensuring Quality Assurance
I have explained why you should choose the University of Brighton;Others agree:OfSTED Grade 1TA 44 QTS places – more than any other institutionHigh retention rates reflect the quality of the course.98% satisfaction NSSEmployment rates (if you are going to get a degree, get one from the best!)
Crucially the BA PE QTS qualifies you for becoming a TEACHER and therefore able to respond to changing policy, circumstances while still delivering HQ learning opportunities.Our principle responsibility (National (school) curriculum). But how do you make lessons engaging, inspiring and challenging for ALL pupils? What makes HQPE, how do we recognise and interpret this?We are in a period of change in schools with Government Reforms altering the way pupils study and the assessment of qualifications.When you qualify schools will be teaching to the English Baccalaureate Certificate.We do not yet know the form of examinations for subjects that sit outside of the core 5 (EMSLGorH) but PE remains one of the Foundation subjects, therefore delivered to all pupils with an examination option.PE will hold its place and significance as an accredited course. Careers in Sport are numerous and the numbers of young people wanting to enter a sport related profession continues to grow (you are evidence of this).3. E/C PE – probably the bit you remember the most.Hidden curriculum, routes and pathways to learning.Demonstrates the special relationship PE teachers have with their pupils (privilage)4. The need for interpersonal skills.PE teacher works in partnership (multi agency work, community liaison) and finds wider opportunities.
4. Club links, primary liaison, ‘off-site’ PE, external coaches, enrichment days, sports days, team building, activity holidays etc…5. The wider role of the PE teacher – safeguarding, care for vulnerable children.6. You will need to be,OrganisedCreativeEnthusiasticHave boundless energyCommunication skillsEtc…
Explain slideIn ‘old money’ the equivalent of 340 UCAS points.Flexibility in offers? ABB (or ABCC?), Mixture A Level and BtEC?Interview process.Skills Tests – Numeracy and Literacy tests as part of the application process (pass before the start of the course).More information via the Teacher AgencyRepeat key messages;Choice of routes into teaching (this is just one of them)Our position (OfSTED, TA numbers – how this influences choice and structure of course, Cohort size 44 + 32 PGCE)Reflect on DvDX Factor – we are looking for people who stand out! Work hard and get involved.Make the right choiceTake questions and direct to desks for more information.
Plan ahead.Book tests in asap.Prepare using resource material available via the DfE (Amazon)Let us know your progress!
Talk through the philosophy underpinning the PE degree.Physical Education sits within the discipline of Social Sciences. It involves the ‘broad’ study of physical education; its nature and values. Yet with opportunities to pursue areas of personal interest in depth.There are three main areas for consideration; people, culture and environment (talk through) – PE is inclusive of age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic background.The study of physical education is underpinned by understanding how learning occurs and is influenced by different factors that determine how individuals engage with their ‘life world’. (Cognitively, Affectively, Socially) and their lived experience of PE.As students of physical education you need to question and be critical of these influences, how they impact upon individuals (and groups) and define our life long relationship with PE, sport, health and fitness.
You all are passionate about PE and it is our purpose to deliver opportunities to examine PE, to academically challenge you and provide bespoke routes and pathways to support personal interests and vocational ambition.From birth to death, physical education impacts on all ages and stages of life.How do we learn? What physical challenges face an under 5, 14yr old, newly disabled crash victim, pregnant woman, retired arthritic?How do people engage with physical education? During and beyond school age?Learning develops knowledge, skills and understanding of pedagogy, in multiple contexts and focuses on your professional development.This is more than just a degree; you have work based placements and vocational opportunities ahead (organised and voluntary).So where do you see yourself in 5 yrs time? You will have your qualification, but what doors do you want it to open? Teacher, military, owning your own buisiness, working with SEND?...In addition to degree specific knowledge you will develop transferable skills that aid your learning and ensure your employability
Academic – theoretical and practical study of physical educationHands on – work based placements and volunteering opportunities (that reflect your ambition).
You MUST be physicall competent.Currently no formal interviews are required for this degree but this is under review. BUT, if you apply for bot QTS and PE your interview will enable you to demonstrate your ability.
Year 1 – Foundation. Choose 5 of 6 practical modules. Depending on your personal interests and career choices either pursue areas of excellence or develop an area of weakness. (You will have an academic tutor who will help guide your decision making).Year 2 – Deepening knowledge.Extending (and building upon) y1 learning in core modules. Choice from across SSaSM degree portfolio creating a bespoke and personal pathway.Year 3DissertationWork based placementChoice.
Varied methods:Focus on developing YOU as a learnerIndependent- collaborativeBalance of taught (traditional) and active (practical) modes of learning.Support from tutors, student support etc.
We monitor your progress.We will support (and challenge) your learningYou need to engage with feedback and see learning as an on-going process.We want you to be curious, reflective, questioning, creative individuals.You need to look for transfer and make connections in your learning.
Assessment methods are varied (this develops you skills and allows you to represent your knowledge in a variety of ways).You must undertake research / develop enquiry.READIndividual and group work.Assessment methods help to develop wider employability skills.
Already explained about the combined degree and vocational qualification.You will be taught by a highly qualified and experienced team of lecturers who are at the forefront of development in education and physical education.All lecturers are engaged in research keeping them at the cutting edge of ideas and new initiatives.Lecturers are responsible for the publication of papers and books that have impacted ITE at all levels – why would you want to go to a University where they use books published by staff who work here, when you could be taught by the individuals themselves?Many lecturers have links nationally and internationally to associations that affect change in PE (Dance Teachers Association, FA, AfPE etc)We have outstanding relationships with schools and a reputation built on 116 years of training PE teachers.
The School of Sport offers a wide range of extra curricular opportunities that make learning here unique – Football for Peace, Chelsea Childrens Camp, Kick-Start and Fidget (look at noticeboard and speak to Ambassadors)Kick StartAll male dance companyMany had never danced before!Changing perceptions regarding male danceInternationally recognised – Danced in New Zealand, Across Europe, most recently at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.A programme of activities delivered on site and locally to 6/7 year olds.A chance for you to ‘cut your teeth’ early on in your course – from swimming to gymnastic teaching.Students also run the annual Chelsea Childrens Camp – they raise the funds themselves through Dance RivalsMany students also work with local schools.Yr1 Week 5 – Camping, mountain biking, raft buidingYr 2 Bude (optional) – surfing, climbing, canoeing etc.Ski trips / modulesF4P – Established approx 10 years ago.Students from the Chelsea School deliver coaching courses in the Arabic and Jewish communities.They use football to bring young people together.Sudents work on projects in the West Bank, Palestine and Middle East bringing communities together.A chance for our students to learn about other cultures.We work closely with the British Embassy / Envoy to ensure our students stay safe.
Erasmus Exchange –Y3 semester 2Opportunity to study overseasUniversity of Cologne is a sports university!We have students here.
Competitive job marketWe do all we can to ensure you are successful.Reputation of Brighton
Study opportunities designed to make your learning as real and relevant as possible.
We have (and will help you) to make links / networks.
We’ve talked a lot about Chelsea and the course –We can’t ingore where you would be studying –A fabulous environment – explain briefly.
Who are we looking for? (reflect on slide) What are you looking for?Please take this opportunity to speak with our students.I am very proud to work at and be part of the University of Brighton (studied here myself!).The students are a delight to work with – it is a happy place in a wonderful location.Competition is fierce but Aim High! Be the best!As a HOD I employed staff from the University of Brighton – why? Because they were the best!Last year we had over 600 applications for 44 QTS placesSo how do you get a place? Work hard!!!
Physical Education BA(Hons) and Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS 5 Oct 2013
Physical Education BA(Hons) with
Physical Education BA (Hons)
Physical Education BA(Hons) with QTS
Are able to play a prominent and constructive role in the
development of physical education, dance and sport for
children and young people, both within the school, and in
partnership with other children‟s services and agencies in the
Have an understanding of physical education involving the
synthesis and application of relevant academic, practical and
Have acquired a specialist understanding and competence in
specific aspects of physical education;
Are competent newly qualified teachers with insight into their
own professional development.
Have met UCET / ITE Standards for progression to NQT.
OFSTED: “Attainment is outstanding
on the four-year BA course in physical
44 PE (QTS)
Role of the PE teacher 2013/14+
Interpret and deliver the National Curriculum.
Teach GCSE, A level, BTEC (or related examination
subjects pending Government reforms), Leadership.
Provide a wide range of extra - curricular activities
involving representative sport and recreational activity.
Liaise with a growing range of partners in the community
Sport development officers, leisure facility
managers, local junior clubs, etc.
Control the planning and delivery of physical
education, sport and dance development
programmes both within and outside the
Physical Education BA(Hons) QTS
A Levels: Must include ABB
BTEC Diploma: Must include DDD
Access Course: 45 level 3 credits)
Skills Tests and Induction Year (www.education.gov.uk)
Course code: X1C6 PE QTS
Location: Eastbourne campus
Professional Skills Tests
Applicants starting ITT training courses from September 2013
need to pass the tests before starting their course.
3 attempts (2 year „rest‟ period)
We will make an offer subject to successful completion of the
tests (2-3 months following interview)
To enable students to;
To enable students to understand concepts of physical
education through a synthesis and application of relevant
academic, practical and professional perspectives.
To enable students to acquire specialist knowledge,
understanding and competence in specific aspects of physical
To enable students to recognise the distinctive nature of the
knowledge and skills applicable to a variety of work based
settings demonstrating insight into how to promote their
To allow students to demonstrate knowledge and
understanding of how to promote the learning of others in a
variety of contexts.
Transferable skills to other situations (interpretation of data; IT
competencies; decision making; communication and
presentation; teamwork; moral and ethical judgment; and other
professional and interpersonal skills).
So overall this degree is;
Able to meet students' individual requirements
at least 5 A-C GCSEs. This must including grade C or better in
English language and mathematics or an equivalent
A level: A, B, B, or
BTEC: typically DDM, or
Access course: 45 level 3 credits, or
International Baccalaureate 34 points
Course code: XC36
Practical Activity Modules: Choose
Outdoor and Adventurous
After graduation …
leisure-related jobs of the public and private sectors
teaching: primary and secondary
other education jobs; further education, adult education,
community education, special education, medical and health
education, vocational training in the fitness sector
technology-related learning environments.
How will I learn?
• Interactive lectures
• Seminar work
• Group discussion
• Large key note lectures
• Virtual Learning Environment VLE
• On line learning materials
• Practical workshops
• Practical work
How will I get feedback?
• Audio (via Podcast)
• When will this take place
• At the end of each assessment task
• On going (formative)
• All 1st years will get feedback on a piece of
work within 6 weeks of starting their course
(school strategic plan)
How will I be assessed?
• Assessment is specific to each module and may
• Poster presentations
• Practical demonstrations
• Creating a website
• Creating a DVD
• Oral presentations
• Report writing
What makes study at Brighton special?
• Taught by a team of nationally renowned
teachers and academics
• 116 years experience
Extra Curricula Projects….
Football 4 Peace
Employability in School of
Sport and Service Management
What is Employability?
Not just skills but attitude – a “set of achievements – skills,
understandings and personal attributes – that make graduate
more likely to gain employment and be successful in their
chosen occupations” (Yorke 2006)
Employability is embedded in ALL of our
Attitude and skills including: communications, enterprise, self
management, and research and critical thinking
Employability in School of
Sport and Service Management
• Live projects, working with others to solve
real problems and presenting solutions
• Placement opportunities
• Operating live events in level 4 and 5
Employability in School of
Sport and Service Management
• Visiting speakers from industry also involved
in mentoring and assessing students
• Problem solving, making videos, running an
• University schemes for volunteering,
mentoring, careers service
• SaSM has new Employability Centre opening