What’s the best way to prepare for studying a PGCE in Computing & ICT?
Develop and refine your subject knowledge. In the first instance, look to complete a selection of WJEC GCSE past papers. Can you remember how you were taught to solve programming problems for example? Are there other languages that you might not be unaware of? If so, do some research online and trial these languages before embarking on your teaching journey!
Once you have satisfied yourself with GCSE past papers, make sure that you look both up and down the Computing continuum! Equally importantly, would you know how to navigate a conversation with a Year 7 pupil who asks, “Why is Boolean Algebra used”? Remember, a great computer scientist doesn’t necessarily make a great Computing teacher. However, a great Computing teacher who is also a great computer scientist can change the world.