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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course will prepare you to teach National Curriculum at KS3 and KS4 (11-16), specialising in English.

Learn to be an effective teacher, and gain an insight into the key skills your students will need across English, drama, media and ICT.

Get to grips with up-to-date thinking and the latest research in teaching and learning.

Choosing your path

You can choose to study this course as a University of York PGCE trainee or through one of our School Direct routes in partnership with one of the following teaching alliances:

Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance
The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance
All Saints, York (Diocese of Middlesbrough Teaching School Alliance)
Teach North

School Direct trainees work with University of York PGCE trainees at the University for Curriculum Area sessions. Whole School Issues sessions are usually delivered in your partner schools.

Each route has a different UCAS and institution code. Please see our information on applying for details.

Accreditation

On successfully completing this course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is awarded by the Department for Education (DfE).

Course content

The York PGCE is designed to ensure that your study at the University and your practical experience in schools work together to help you develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to be a successful teacher.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop and consolidate your understanding of what constitutes effective teaching.

You’ll spend two thirds of your learning time in school settings, with the rest of your time spent at the University receiving training. While on placement, you'll receive ongoing support from your tutors when they visit you in school to observe you teach and scrutinise your teaching files.

This course is worth 60 Masters-level credits, which you can put towards a Masters degree through Accreditation of Prior Credited Learning (APCL).

Careers and skills

Most of our graduates become teachers, but the skills you learn will open other career paths too.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

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    6th out of 106 1

  • Entry standards

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    136 68%

    19th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    2
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    / Max 206
    155 76%

    20th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    18th

    12

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