Months of entry
English is a core secondary school subject and includes the study of English Language and Literature, and as well as supporting studies in Drama and Media education.
This course, which is based at our School of Education, on our City South Campus, Harborne, just outside of Birmingham City Centre, will allow you to work with experienced professionals in secondary education to gain a nationally-recognised qualification. PGCE Secondary English is available through both our core and School Direct routes.
The programme is one year full time, incorporating at least 120 days on placement which is in line with National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) (PSRB) requirements. At least two school placements will be offered in order to provide the widest possible experience of appropriate professional practice.
Year plans provide streamlined provision across the partnership such that trainee teachers can work in line with the school year, whether in the context of our core provision or through School Direct or SCITT provision.
Assignments and school-centred activities are structured around the development of the trainees’ School Experience Progress Journal (SEPJ) that demonstrates their progress against the nationally agreed competences (the Teachers’ Standards) which all teachers must meet throughout their career.
A system of continuous review and assessment of progress in the SEPJ supports trainees in their growing ability to take responsibility for their own development. Subject mentors in school and university based Personal Development Tutors work together to provide trainees with frameworks that the trainee uses to build their skills and understandings in a way that reflects their own passions for their subject and its teaching.
Trainees continue to be supported in their first teaching post once they leave the University through our NQT support programme.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Pre-entry Enquiries Team