Tasks to be completed before you start the course

(Note for 2020/21 offer holders - the offer holder pages will be updated with information relating to 2020 entry in the coming months.  Please use the information provided for 2019 entry as a guide only.  Offer-holders will be notified when these pages have been updated.)

There are a number of tasks described below that you are asked to complete prior to starting the course that feed into the taught course during the first few weeks of term. Please complete everything that is asked of you and bring it with you on the first session.


Please access the following ‘Preliminary Experience School Based Tasks’ document before you do your preliminary experience:

Secondary PGCE Preliminary Experience in Schools Tasks 2019-20

 Each task will enable you to make the most of your preliminary experience. These tasks should be well presented and filed carefully, as they will contribute to the evidence required for the award of your PGCE and will be checked by your subject tutor.

If you are completing your Preliminary Experience outside England you should complete as many of the tasks and activities as possible. At the end of your experience, reflect on the observations that you have made in school. Consider how the particular national educational framework of that country influences what you have observed when compared to the statutory and advisory guidance issued by the English Government.