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The Secondary English PGCE pathway at UWTSD is an exciting and innovative programme, fully committed to preparing student teachers to be highly effective in supporting young people in the development of essential language and communication skills as well as a love of great literature.The central aim of the course is to educate confident, reflective and highly competent teachers of English, with a secure knowledge of effective approaches to teaching, based firmly on robust national and
The Secondary English PGCE pathway at UWTSD is an exciting and innovative programme, fully committed to preparing student teachers to be highly effective in supporting young people in the development of essential language and communication skills as well as a love of great literature.
The central aim of the course is to educate confident, reflective and highly competent teachers of English, with a secure knowledge of effective approaches to teaching, based firmly on robust national and international research. It further seeks to develop teaching skills and dispositions conducive to engaging all pupils in their learning and supporting them in improving their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for English.
The Athrofa Professional Learning Partnership has secure and well-established links with its partner schools that together will support you in becoming a critically reflective practitioner, committed to establishing a creative and innovative classroom environment that supports, challenges and engages all of our young people.
Successful applicants will have access to a holistic support network, including Professional, Curriculum and Personal Tutors, as well as school-based mentors, committed to the enhancement of their theoretical, pedagogical and professional practice.
The course also provides several enhancement opportunities, including teaching in different phases and learning contexts.
Yr Athrofa has excellent graduate employment rates with 99% of graduates going into employment or further study.
Many schools and college departments, both locally and nationally, are staffed with several of our teachers and many have gone on to forge successful teaching careers at strategic, professional and management levels at home and abroad.
Our PGCE graduates usually remain in close touch with Yr Athrofa as they make their careers in the teaching profession and they often become subject mentors on the programme. This creates a very strong, sustainable professional network of teachers, which is a rich source of continuing professional development.
Recently our PGCE Art and Design graduates have gone on to work as Secondary Teachers in many independent and state schools in Wales, England and abroad including (but not limited) to: Judgemeadow Community College (Leicestershire), Cwmafan Junior School (Port Talbot), Howard School (Rainham, Kent), Amman Valley School (Ammanford), Bridgend County Borough Council, Olchfa Comprehensive School (Swansea), Livanhoe College (Ashby de la Zouch), Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera (Ystalyfera).
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining in 2013, created the university people we know today.
As a result of these mergers, UWTSD has its three main campuses in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea. The university now also has a campus in London. In addition to that, there are UWTSD learning centres in Cardiff and Birmingham.