- An English degree (or equivalent) or in some circumstances, a related subject with other literary/linguistic/theatre background.
- English at Grade C or above at GCSE. (Note: an equivalency test is available from the university.)
- Successful completion of the Get Into Teaching Skills Test. We recommend you review GITEP’s Skills Tests Procedure for 2016 Entry.
- Degree at 2:2 or above.
- Involvement with young people, e.g., coaching, youth club.
- Recent connections with Secondary education.
- An awareness of issues in English education.
Months of entry
The course is highly interactive, challenging and stimulating and will require you to be committed, energetic and reflective. We aim to train and grow outstanding English teachers who are inquisitive about the issues surrounding English teaching and learning and who are creative yet resilient and meticulous in their approach.
The Subject Pathway course is divided into four modules and their purpose is to introduce, develop, broaden and extend trainees’ knowledge of language, literature, drama, media and multi-modal texts and their place in the secondary curriculum. We consider how young people learn to read, write, speak and listen and we examine and reflect upon strategies for developing these skills and competencies. We firmly believe in developing lifelong pupil pleasures in language and literature as well as preparing students for the world and workplace in the 21st century.
Subject Pathway workshops are highly valued by trainees and provide a weekly opportunity to learn more about the subject of, and pedagogy of, English.
Overall, the course is a highly demanding yet enjoyable one. Most importantly, it will make you feel confident and highly prepared for your future role as an outstanding Teacher of English in the secondary classroom.
Information for international students
If you have studied outside the UK, you should visit the National Academic Recognition Centre (NARIC) website to find out whether your qualifications are of an equivalent level to UK GCSEs, A Levels and an undergraduate degree.
Fees and funding
Please see the finance page for more details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- 01242 505945