Planning to Teach in the Fe Sector

The University of Exeter
Yeovil College

Full Time PGCE (PCE)

Assignment Two: Planning

Farah Ziya

Student Number 590064698


Course Planning and Delivery
Planning a course should be primarily set around the syllabus content as this is what the students are required to know in order to pass a certain level in a particular subject. Therefore the delivery of the content of the course would also be set around the syllabus. However in a real setting the planning and delivery of a course is much more complicated than explained above as a range of students and different teachers are involved. Each of these students can be of a different age, background, style of learning, level of functional skills and a range of learning needs; all these should be taken into account when planning lessons.

If the course does not have a syllabus and no scheme of work has been prepared, then this is more of a complicated issue but I would probably start with finding out what the course specifications are. The specifications of courses will all be listed under each examining body, for example A-level Physics at Yeovil College is OCR so they would have the specifications on their website or we can send off for a paper copy. This specification gives guidelines and ideas for topics to study as well as any resources widely available. If in extreme cases no specification is provided it is our duty as teachers to either produce one or find one similar that we can modify for the courses purpose. Producing one from scratch is usually the case when a course has not been studied or suggested before; perhaps in this instance it would be best to look up related courses possibly at different levels, then modify it for the level you want it to be aimed at.

Richard Prégent (1994), author of Charting Your Course, offers the following words of advice when course planning;
      “Don't forget that a course must be designed and implemented for students, not the professor. If...