Taught course

Secondary English

Institution
University of Huddersfield · Department of Initial Teacher Education
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

Entry requirements

  • A Honours degree normally of 2:2 or above with at least 50% relevant content in English. If you've got an overseas degree, we'll need a full transcript of your award and details of the marking scheme used by the awarding institution.
  • GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme.
  • Offers will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and trainees must not previously have been barred from teaching or working with children. We also ask you to complete a health declaration to ensure that you have the health and physical capacity to teach.
  • You must have passed the skills tests in literacy and numeracy before you start the course and we ask you to register for the tests before interview.
  • You must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and that you have the intellectual and academic capabilities to meet the required Teachers’ Standards by the end of the programme.
  • You should provide two references. If you are about to graduate or have graduated within the past three years, one referee should be a university or college lecturer who can comment on your academic ability.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you’ve got an undergraduate degree and striving to become a secondary school English teacher, then studying our PGCE Secondary Education with QTS (English) will help you on your way. You’ll develop your subject specialist knowledge alongside hands-on classroom experience.

A significant amount of your learning will take place whilst on placement within one of our partnership schools.You’ll benefit from being able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and mentoring to help you develop into an outstanding and successful teacher.

Successful completion of your PGCE course prepares you to start your first teaching year (NQT year) within a secondary school setting. Our course is designed to prepare you to teach pupils in the 11-16 age range.

The programme is divided into two main themes:

Initial Professional Development

You’ll have the opportunity to explore creative ways to interpret your knowledge into a language a child can understand. We help prepare you for the classroom, allowing you to develop your own thinking, teaching and subject knowledge base to a level which you can trial in your placements. Themes include educational psychology, how young people learn, behaviour management, assessment, inclusion, creative and innovative teaching methods and designing learning. You research theories of child development, gain a greater understanding of current professional issues in secondary schools and develop your own educational philosophy.

English Specialist Subject Pedagogy

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your subject teaching in a stimulating way, using different methodologies and new technologies to inspire and engage young people. We’ll help develop your understanding of the English curriculum; progression in English; planning and curriculum development in English, examination requirements and inclusion issues in English.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
sepd@hud.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1484 478249