Taught course

Secondary Education (11-16) with recommendation for QTS - English

Institution
Leeds Beckett University · Carnegie School of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should have at least a lower second-class honours degree relevant to secondary education in or related to the subject area the candidate is applying for.
  • All applicants must have grade C passes in GCSE English Language and Maths (or equivalent) before making their application.
  • We usually require evidence of experience working with children of different ages within the 11-16 age-range. Preferably this would be across KS3 and KS4 in a UK secondary school/setting and would equate to about 10-15 days in total.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Translate your passion for English texts, language and drama into a rewarding career as a teacher. We will help you develop your understanding of the nuts and bolts of practical teaching alongside a wide range of theoretical techniques, giving you the skills to manage a variety of teaching scenarios.

For example, you could fuel your pupils' interest in the English language and great literary works by using drama to bring short stories, poems and books to life.

You will become a storyteller in your lessons, developing pupils' understanding of fiction and its importance to western culture. Learning how to expertly read and express texts using intonation will be a key part of your developing skill set and will play an important role in sparking your pupils' interest. You will also learn how to select different texts to match the different abilities and level of understanding of your class.

We will help you understand the different styles modern writers use and how to apply them in a classroom situation so pupils are able to understand how to write for a specific audience to have the maximum impact on the reader.

We have been identified as one of the leading teacher training providers in England. We are one of only 25 universities to have had their initial teacher training allocations confirmed for the next three years, an acknowledgement by the Department for Education of their excellent provision.

You can choose from two different training models.

  • University-led - You will develop your theoretical knowledge at our Headingley Campus, which offers a superb learning environment, modern facilities and excellent resources. Your learning will be informed by the very latest research and the expertise of our supportive teaching staff. We will organise your extensive school placements so you can apply your knowledge in a classroom setting and your placements will be timetabled to fit with your taught seminars on campus.
  • School Direct - For the vast majority of your course, you will be based in your provider school or schools, learning on the job while being supported by experienced teachers and mentors. You will attend our Headingley Campus one day a week (usually a Friday) for key module seminars.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Enquiries
Email
admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 812 3113