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Emily Haworth

BA (Hons) Physical Education
Graduated 2019

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The physical education course is a great start for getting into the teaching world. Over the three years you get to know the great lecturers, who are all passionate about physical education, as well as always being there to give you a helping hand with any work you may feel less confident about.

Another reason why I loved my time on this course is the lectures and seminars. The lectures are always enjoyable, due to the broad subjects and topics that the lecturers know so well, which are then discussed in further detail in smaller seminar groups, this is very helpful due to the face-to-face contact with the lecturer. Additionally, the course provides wonderful practical lessons and opportunities for school placements. This is such a great experience as you use the theoretical skills from lectures and seminars and transfer this knowledge into real work situations. This is excellent as it enables you to understand what it's really like to work in a school, as well as improving your confidence as a teacher. It has driven me to pursue my career in teaching, as all the schools we are placed in have great teaching staff and students alike.

As well as this, the course provides NGB awards. These are very beneficial as they provide us with training of specific skills, such as communication and organisation in a sports-specific context. Overall, the BA (Hons) Physical Education course provides the essential exposure to and experience of what it is to be an effective teacher and aid employability in the future.

By the end of the course, the knowledge of practical skills in PE, coaching and child development is substantial and prepares you for any future positions such as PGCE and School Direct teaching training. With the great team of lecturers and friends, this course has been fun and a great learning experience, and I encourage anyone with a passion for teaching to choose this course.