Taught course

PGCE Latin with Classics

King's College London · Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy

Entry requirements

Our PGCE programmes all require a minimum of:

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 2:2 honours (or overseas equivalent) in a Classics-based subject, for example Classics, Classical Civilisation or Ancient History.
  • Your level of Latin will need to be at least AS level grade A (or the equivalent) and this will be assessed at interview through a translation exercise.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the subject you intend to teach.
  • GCSE grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification) in English language and mathematics. Applicants without these English or mathematics qualifications at the time they apply may be considered, but they must obtain them, or pass an equivalent test approved by King's, before the course starts

Months of entry


Course content

Our PGCE provides a clear, thoughtful and critical introduction to teaching Latin with Classics, drawing on leading education research carried out at King's. We work in close partnership with schools in designing, delivering and assessing our programme in order to develop excellent, reflective classroom practitioners.

Key benefits:

  • King's is one of only three institutions to offer PGCE Latin with Classics and the course has a national reputation for its quality.
  • PGCE courses at King's are rated Outstanding by Ofsted. One reason is the strong research base which informs the course. In the last research assessment exercise, the department was rated second in the UK (REF, 2014).
  • A working partnership with a broad range of up to 150 schools in London and beyond, providing unique opportunities to learn how to teach a diverse mix of students.
  • At the conclusion of their PGCE course in July 2020 93% of Latin with Classics trainees who sought teaching posts had been employed as NQTs at schools in the UK and abroad.
  • Located in the heart of London with opportunities for trips to sites such as the Museum of London.
  • Two assessed pieces of coursework give you 60 Master’s-level credits – a third of an MA – which puts you well on the way to a Master’s degree in your chosen profession.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    10 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer