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PGCE Secondary English with Media - PGCE

London Metropolitan University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
London
English
Virtual open day
3/10/2021
Virtual open day
3/31/2021

Program description

PGCE Secondary English with Media - PGCE

This Secondary English with Media (11 to 16) course leads to Qualified Teacher Status and the master's level PGCE qualification. It prepares you to teach 11 to 16-year-olds, while also giving you the opportunity to teach at a college level. You’ll learn the principles of effective English teaching and how to develop school pupils’ love of literature.

A dedicated tutor will provide you with support throughout your training, while school placements will provide you with hands-on practical experience in the classroom.

Successful graduates of our PGCE Secondary courses achieve high results, with 95% receiving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course. Department for Education (DfE) bursaries are available for this course.

Admission requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • minimum of a 2.2 UK degree or master’s (MA/MSc)
  • literacy and numeracy tests — these are university-based tests, which you will be asked to undertake at your interview
  • a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and Confirmation of Fitness to Teach (eg a London Metropolitan University Health Check) which you will be advised to apply for after an offer is made
  • GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, see Equivalency Testing or A Star Teachers)

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

This is a year-long course.

Module 1, Curriculum Studies, includes:

  • the theoretical underpinning of the practice that students take into the classroom
  • access to the pedagogical knowledge and understanding required to effectively plan and teach well structured lessons in the secondary curriculum
  • sessions on pedagogy, English language and literature, mathematics, science and foundation subjects
  • training to assess school pupils’ progress in each of the these curriculum areas

Module 2, Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (PIP), includes:

  • support for the wider professional development of each student teacher
  • discussion of the role of children’s rights and how this supports effective learning relationships
  • understanding of different aspects of inclusive education
  • introduction to the whole school and wider children’s workforce
  • teamwork and collaborative discussion across different subject areas

Work placement:

120 days spread across two London placements learning to teach with a mentor in secondary schools

In both university and classroom contexts, your self-directed study is extremely important in order to support your development of purposeful educational enquiry, preparing effective teaching resources and ensure your subject knowledge is up-to-date.

Scholarships & funding

Funding is available for many postgraduate courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

For more information about the scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Students: £9,250 per year
  • International Students: £12,700 per year

Career opportunities

This intensive PGCE School Direct course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which enables you to teach 11 to 16-year-olds. London Metropolitan University’s students have an excellent rate of finding teaching positions within six months of graduating, with some having gone on to work at schools including Ark Academy, East Barnet School and Kingsford Community School.

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London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...


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London Metropolitan University

166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB London

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http://www.londonmet.ac.uk

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