What’s the best way to prepare for studying a PGCE in Physical Education?
Due to the highly competitive nature of this course and the changing nature of the subject in-line with both the Health and Wellbeing agenda and current curriculum reform taking place, work experience within a school context is vital. While it is important to have a good grounding in a range of sports/activities and the associated coaching awards that goes with this, breadth is as important as depth as well as an emerging understanding around the changing landscape of PE in the context of the Health and Wellbeing AoLE.
Consider...a great sportsperson does not necessarily make a great PE teacher. However, a great PE teacher, who can engage and inspire pupils to be active for life, build confidence to be active in a range of physical environments and motivation to try new and challenging situations while developing a ‘toolbox’ of correct physical skills, can change the future outcome of that pupil.