27th Nov, 2020

Droitwich Spa High School students have a go at being teachers - and excel at it

YEAR 12 students from Droitwich Spa High School have been trying their hand at teaching.

The young people have taken part in the ‘Pre GCE’ course that mimics the experiences they would go through if they went into the profession.

The school has offered the course for the past ten years and this year’s class of 2018 sat their final tests last month with the head of PGCE at Worcester University, Alison Winson.

She moderated their progress and portfolios and it was a resounding success – all 14 passed and a record six students received an ‘outstanding award for theory and practice’.

The school said all the students gave a fantastic account of themselves and interviewed with a professionalism, enthusiasm and sound understanding of the course.

The school’s head of history Mark Drew, who runs the course, said: “I cannot stress highly enough the effort and time that these students have put into their Pre GCE year, and how well they managed their time alongside their A-Level studies.

“They are all to be congratulated on their terrific success.

“For students this young to go into lessons and not merely assist teachers but plan lessons, deliver content, assess work and manage student behaviour is something they and the school should be very proud of.”


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