Taught course

PGCE Secondary English

Institution
Newman University · Department of Teacher Training
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold a good Honours degree (a 2:2 or above) in a relevant subject (normally 50% subject content of an honours degree), or a recognised equivalent qualification. You must have a GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in both English language and mathematics prior to application and if you are offered an interview you will undertake a written task to assess your level of standard English and a mathematics diagnostic task to assess your numeracy skills. For entry onto a teaching programme you will be required to pass the Skill tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to commencement of the course. Please visit the Department of Education (DfE) website for further information. Potential applicants would benefit from engaging in School Experience within a secondary mainstream setting, within their chosen subject specialism. Applicants must meet The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) requirements for Initial Teacher Training by successfully completing an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring System (DBS).

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course prepares you to teach English in secondary schools. Providing you with a solid foundation of professional awareness and understanding, the course will foster and develop your competence and confidence in imparting your subject knowledge to young people, helping you to develop into an effective classroom practitioner. You can expect a combination of supportive school experience, the exploration of theory and pedagogy, along with active teaching and learning sessions to help you develop as a teaching professional.

The course recognises the interrelated nature of English, drama and media studies, and all these elements are built into your studies. You will be helped to develop the essential understanding and skills needed to provide young learners with an appreciation of both language and literature which will hopefully stay with pupils throughout their lives.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250

Self-funded

Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Professional practice50

Course contact details

Name
John Keenan
Email
info.pgceenglish@newman.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)121 476 1181
Fax
+44(0)121 476 1196