Taught course

Secondary Education English

Institution
Middlesex University London · Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

  • You need at least a 2.2 Bachelor honours degree in a subject relevant to your chosen subject area
  • Level 3 qualification in English Language or English Literature.
  • You must have GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above in English and Maths or be retaking them this year

Months of entry

September

Course content

Language is at the heart of everything we do. It sustains thought, development and community. As an excellent written and verbal communicator, this is your chance to strengthen young people's English skills through writing, reading, speaking and listening. Whether chairing a lively debate or navigating a class through a complex Shakespeare extract, you'll be an inspiring influence for pupils from all backgrounds.

Why study PGCE Secondary Education English at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex University, we are passionate about language and literature in all its forms. Combining your enthusiasm for literature and communication with the educational theory and practice offered on this course, our team of experienced English teachers will equip you with the skills and experience necessary to both educate and inspire secondary English pupils. Through interactive workshops, tutorials, lectures and debates, this one-year full-time course enables you to meet and exceed the national standards for the award of qualified teacher status.

During your studies, you will undertake teaching placements in at least two secondary schools and have the chance to acquire skills in the pedagogy of English teaching and in the application of new technologies in teaching and learning. We have excellent relationships with schools in and outside London and in this highly personalised programme, schools are carefully selected to suit each individual and expose them to a variety of imaginative and thought provoking learning strategies. Key experts from our partner schools are on hand to offer invaluable mentoring and support.

The course includes interrelated elements that focus on the school and classroom, language, literature and communication. Key areas addressed during the course include the teaching of literature, media aspects of English; an exploration of support for language and learning needs; and the role of Drama within English.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiries@mdx.ac.uk