Taught course

Secondary Drama with English

Institution
Middlesex University · School of Health and Education
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 also have a GCSE grade C or above in English and maths
  • We also accept equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or other appropriately accredited providers if the testing arrangements have been approved by the ITT team at Middlesex. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills.
Further requirements

It is also recommended that you undertake at least two weeks' work experience within a Secondary drama classroom before applying.

To begin the course you must also complete a satisfactory enhanced DBS check, submit a health questionnaire and complete a placement form. Further details will be sent to you once you receive an offer.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews

Entry onto this course requires an interview. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests, and to explore why you want to study with us.

Prior to commencing the course, you must pass Department for Education professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy. You are advised to pass them wherever possible before your interview in order to give yourself the best possible chance of success. However if you haven't passed at the time of the interview and you receive an offer it will be conditional on passing the tests by a nominated date.

For more information on how to prepare or book a professional skills test, please visit our advice page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

At Middlesex University, we are passionate about both drama and English. In drama classes, pupils enjoy the practical nature of the lessons and also respond to the creative discipline involved in shaping their own ideas. In English, they explore language, literature, expression and the role of communication. Teachers adept in both subjects are able to educate and inspire pupils, develop their creativity and shape vital skills that impact students' performance across a range of other subjects.

We have excellent relationships with schools in London, Essex and Hertfordshire and during your studies, you will undertake teaching placements in at least two secondary schools and have the chance to acquire skills in the application of new technologies in teaching and learning. 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.

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.

Course highlights
  • Many of our graduates have their first teaching job at their placement school
  • Through sustained exposure to a classroom environment, you will learn to exercise initiative and sound judgement when confronted by challenging situations
  • The diverse teaching placements enable you to understand, critically evaluate and respond to the needs of children in multicultural, multilingual and multi-faith settings and schools in an international, urban environment
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£12,500

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@mdx.ac.uk