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    PostgraduateCerticate in Education

    Entry 2012

  • Contents

    This publication is intended

    principally as a guide for

    prospective students. The matters

    covered by it academic and

    otherwise are subject to change

    from time to time, both before and

    after students are admitted, and

    the information contained in it

    does not form part of any contract.

    While every reasonable precaution

    was taken in the production of this

    brochure, the University does not

    accept liability for any


    The contents of this publication

    are available online at or in

    other formats on request.

    The University | 2

    Hull and the region | 3

    Scarborough | 4

    Initial teacher training facilities in Hull and Scarborough | 5

    The Postgraduate Certicate in Education | 6

    Early Years PGCE programme (Scarborough Campus) | 7

    Primary PGCE programme (Hull Campus) | 13

    Secondary PGCE programme (Hull Campus) | 18

    Members of sta | 23

    General information | 24 Postgraduate Certicate in Education

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    The University ofHull has twoexceptionallycongenialcampuses: one inthe leafy suburbsof its home cityand one on thescenic NorthYorkshire coast.

    Our Hull Campus, less than three miles to the north of the city centre andsurrounded by the majority of our student residences on adjacent streets,covers some 120 acres. It is spacious enough to accommodate the main teachingbuildings, the library and the Language Institute, as well as the main studentsunion building, a theatre, the Sports and Fitness Centre and playing elds allwithin a few minutes walk of each other.

    The Scarborough Campus is similarly integrated. Just over a mile from the centre ofone of Englands most elegant coastal towns, and less than ve minutes from thecoast and the beach, it brings together teaching buildings (including dedicated studioand dance spaces), a specialist library, a state-of-the-art IT centre, students unionfacilities and the Cayley Hall residences.

    LibrariesThe Brynmor Jones Library, at the centre of the Hull Campus, holds nearly a millionvolumes of books and periodicals, as well as important collections of maps,audiovisual material and archives. As one of the most highly automated universitylibraries in Europe, it is an electronic gateway to worldwide information networks.But each of our libraries also caters for particular specialisms. The Brynmor JonesLibrary houses unique collections supporting degree programmes based in Hull(American Studies or History, for example), while the Keith Donaldson Library on theScarborough Campus oers other specically relevant holdings such as its well-established teaching practice collection. Students on both campuses have access toall of the Universitys library resources.

    ComputersThere are hundreds of PCs and workstations spread around the buildings andresidences of our campuses all networked with our Hull-based Computer Centressystems, the composite catalogue for our libraries and, of course, the rest of theworld. Wi-Fi is available in many Hull Campus buildings for those with their owndevices. A wireless networking infrastructure covers the whole of the ScarboroughCampus teaching rooms, labs, studios and social and recreational spaces. Thismeans that you can use laptops and other mobile devices to access the networkanywhere on site.

    RecreationThere is a wealth of drama, lm and music both on and o the Hull and ScarboroughCampuses, with museums and art galleries also on campus or close by, plus studentsunion societies to cater for all manner of interests. Then there are the Yorkshire Woldsand the North York Moors for walkers and climbers, or the east-coast resorts (withScarborough itself prime among them), and historic East and North Yorkshire sitesand sights. Hull and Scarborough oer pubs, clubs and eateries of every description.

    SportThe large, modern Sports and Fitness Centre on the Hull Campus oers recreationalexercise and indoor sports from ve-a-side football to fencing, and is surrounded byoutdoor courts and playing elds. There are discounted facilities in another modernsports centre ve minutes from the Scarborough Campus, plus every kind of watersport, including the east coasts best surng.

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    Hull, situated on the Humber Estuary in the East Riding of Yorkshire,developed as Britains premier east-coast port in the 18th century and,historically, was well known only to those connected with the sea trade.

    Today, with eective air, road and rail links to the rest of the UK and long-established sea routes to Europe, Hull is a thriving centre of commerce oering allthe amenities you would expect from Englands 10th-largest city. Three of the citysdocks have been transformed: the rst into Queens Gardens, a large and attractivepark area; a second into the Princes Quay shopping mall; and the third into amarina.

    There are plenty of leisure options: multiplex cinemas; art galleries; theatres;tenpin bowling; an Olympic-standard ice arena; and many pubs, clubs, restaurantsand cafes. The City Hall and the KC Stadium act as venues for a variety of music,while for sports fans there are two Super League rugby clubs, Championshipfootball at Hull City and top-ight ice hockey at Hull Stingrays, plus cricket,speedway, and water-based events on the estuary.

    Hulls Old Town is replete with places of cultural interest. The Maritime Museumholds impressive relics of Hulls seafaring past, while along the cobbled High Streetare the Hull and East Riding Museum, the Streetlife Museum of Transport andWilberforce House, birthplace of William Wilberforce, who led the successfulcampaign for the abolition of the slave trade. Hulls newest and nest visitorattraction is The Deep, a stunning aquarium housed in a spectacular waterfrontbuilding.

    Although a conurbation of some 250,000 people, Hulls proximity to unspoiledcountryside and the striking coastline is one of its great natural attractions. To thenorth lies the headland at Flamborough, famous for its chalk clis, caves and rockybays. To the east, Spurn Points bird sanctuary fades into the Humber Estuary as amile-long spit of sand, rarely more than a few yards wide. Between these extremeslie three perennially popular resorts: Withernsea, Hornsea and Bridlington.Stretching inland is the Plain of Holderness, rising gently to the North Wolds andcharacterised by rolling agricultural land which shelters picturesque villages andmarket towns.

    Five miles north of Hull is the market town of Beverley, with its beautiful 13th-century gothic minster and the Westwood, a large area of ancient woodland andpasture which is the focus for activities ranging from picnics to horse racing andfrom golf to winter sports.

    The Humber Bridge is still arguably the worlds nest single-span suspensionbridge and links the East Riding of Yorkshire with Lincolnshire. Forty miles southdown the A15 (still recognisably the route of Roman Ermine Street) is the equallyhistoric city of Lincoln.



    Pictured from top: Beverley Minster; the Humber Bridge.

  • In a typical year, the Borough of Scarborough (which includes the neighbouringresorts of Whitby and Filey) welcomes more than ve million tourists. Only aminority of these are rst-time visitors.

    So what is it that brings so many people back to Scarborough year after year? Whenasked what they like about the place, tourists tend to cite the attractions of theseafront, the relaxing atmosphere and the friendliness of the locals. But their loyaltymay have something to do with the fact that Scarborough is, quite simply, one ofBritains most beautiful coastal towns.

    Situated around two magnicent bays, Scarboroughs sandy beaches are divided by arocky headland on which stand the remains of the formidable medieval castle; at itsfoot nestles an equally ancient harbour, now transformed into a stylish marina. Atopthe clis ringing both bays are the Georgian houses of the Old Town, the neVictorian residences and the grand hotels. Ambitious Victorians also created theelegant Esplanade and Spa Complex, the cli lifts and some 00 acres of parks andgardens.

    While Scarborough is proud of its history and tradition the famous ScarboroughFayre, for example, is still held annually it has much more to oer. As well as theconventional pleasures of the seafront, locals and visitors alike enjoy a range ofsocial, cultural, sporting and leisure facilities.

    You can see contemporary drama including the premieres of Sir Alan Ayckbournsplays at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, while Scarborough is the home of theprestigious National Student Drama Festival, providing a week of fringe theatre everyyear. You can sample the quieter pleasures oered by Scarboroughs variousmuseums, galleries and workshops, or you can enjoy the range of music in the townsdiscos, clubs and pubs. Between them the Spa Complex, the Open Air Theatre andthe Futurist Theatre oer everything from pop music and ballet to alternative comedy.And if all these pleasures make you hungry, you can choose from a multitude ofeateries and a range of cuisines including, of course, fresh sh and chips andgenuine Yorkshire puddings!

    Sporting and leisure opportunities include surng, shing, water-skiing, swimming,rowing, sailing, golf, bowling, tennis and a choice of indoor sports not to mentionsuch tourist-oriented activities as pony or llama trekking and heritage walks. Forspectators there is football, cricket (including an annual cricket festival) andmotorcycle racing; Scarborough also hosts major hockey,