Taught course

PGCE Secondary English

Institution
University of East Anglia · School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Qualifications
PGCE

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Entry requirements

Degree Classification – 2.2 or above

Degree Subject – English or a related subject

For more information please see our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our one-year, full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary English programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach English to pupils aged 11 to 16, with Sixth Form enhancement. This gives you the opportunity to develop post-16 teaching skills if this is something you are interested in.

Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits. QTS will qualify you to teach children up to 18 years old.

Our PGCE Master’s programme closely interweaves school (minimum 120 days) and university-based training to provide a solid foundation for the rest of your career. As well as providing a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching, our course will provide you with the opportunity to research and evaluate the latest thinking in good teaching practice, helping you understand the optimum ways pupils learn.

By the end of the course, you will evolve your own style of teaching, not only to meet the differing needs of pupils but so that it matches your personality. You will be supported by your tutor in starting your career in a school that works for you.

This is an exciting time to become an English teacher. As the curriculum changes, new pedagogical approaches to teaching English emerge and you will join the discussion influencing the subject’s purpose and scope.

We will help you gain insight into pupils’ learning and motivations. You will also gain essential long-term planning, assessment and classroom management skills.

Through both practical experience in school and university, you will come to understand the ways in which pupils engage with English and what you can do to support their learning. You will develop strategies to make learning English challenging, stimulating and fulfilling.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
admissions@uea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1603 591515