Taught course

PGCE - Secondary

University of Worcester · Institute of Education

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Entry requirements

A relevant degree (2.2 or above) of the choice of subject you wish to teach in school and Grade C/4 in GCSE or equivalent in English language and mathematics.

Please see the University website for comprehensive entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

At Worcester, we have an established and dynamic partnership with the schools in the region where you'll do your placements. They also keep us up to date with job vacancies, so not surprisingly, our employability statistics are pretty impressive.
The PGCE focuses on your development as a subject specialist secondary teacher. Expert tutors challenge and support you to achieve the very highest levels of subject knowledge, performance against the Teachers' Standards and academic achievement.
Whichever specialist subject you choose, you'll be taught in small seminar groups, and get plenty of academic and personal support from your tutors. You really get to know your subject and how to teach it.
Specialist subjects
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT/Computer Science
  • Maths
  • Modern Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science: Biology
  • Science: Chemistry
  • Science: Physics
  • Design and Technology
  • Business with Economics (Age phase 14-19)
  • Psychology (Age phase 14-19)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admissions Office
01905 855111