Just come across the site and it's proving really useful for my research!
I'm currently in full time work but would like to become a primary teacher, specialising in Spanish. I have a degree in Spanish and have also studied French in school. I've been looking at various courses to try to see which might be the best one for me (realistically applying next year as I think it's a bit late to apply at this point for next September?).
I live in London so ideally I'd like to do a course here but I realise this will be more expensive so I would consider other universities. So far I've looked at these:
-Goldsmiths - upper primary specialising in Spanish
-Canterbury - upper primary specialising in Spanish
- Kingston - primary specialising in Spanish
Anyone out there done any of these courses or had any experience with any of these universities/faculties? Are there options out there to do a course dealing with both spanish and french? It seems you need to specialise in one or the other?
Also, I have a potential problem with entry requirements. It seems all primary courses require a GCSE in Science or equivalent. As I'm Irish, the equivalent seems a bit strange - I studied science up until the Junior cert (age 15) but the equivalent seems to be ordinary level Leaving cert (age 17/18) which I do not have. So I imagine I will need to try get a GCSE in science in the next year or so? My degree is in Spanish and Psychology so I was wondering having studied science up to age 15 and having a degree in a "recognised science" (pushing it I know!) would that be sufficient? I don't really wanna fork out 2-300 quid on a GCSE if I can avoid it...
PGCE Primary with Spanish - advice Watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-11-2010 14:26
- 28-11-2010 18:56
I'm applying this year at both Goldsmiths and CCC for Upper Primary and German and I'd recommend going to the open day of these universites so that you can get a feel of the place for yourself.
This is what I did because I was unsure which to put at my first choice, I loved both places but felt that CCC focused more on how to teach a language rather than testing your language (which suits me as Ive already got a degree in German).
Also at the open day I had to chance to ask about dual languages with primary (I have an A-level in French) and I was told that its best to just stick to one language because what you learn will also be applicable to the other language and the pgce is already an intense year without doing two languages.
I hope this helps you a little, I know how hard a choice is can be: which Uni, which language etc etc.