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PGCE Secondary Education with QTS: English (11-16 years)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Lancaster Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

English is essential to a young person’s future success. Could you bring your love of English to the classroom and inspire pupils to enjoy literature and achieve the best levels of literacy they can?

This course will enable you to learn all about the National Curriculum framework in English – Language, Literature, Drama and Media - through to individual lesson plans.

You will be supported by our expert tutors to plan, resource and deliver engaging lessons to pupils of all secondary ages and abilities so that you leave the course knowing how to teach effectively, whilst keeping the interest and enthusiasm of your pupils.

The PGCE course includes QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and students will be helped to apply for a position as a secondary school teacher during their studies and teaching practice.

Course summary

You'll begin by understanding the needs of individual learners, learning to notice, understand and implement key teaching strategies. Working with individual groups of pupils in school, you'll gradually build up to the teaching of whole classes in the second phase. This will involve fostering the appropriate levels of learning in pupils, corresponding to the requirements of the Teachers' Standard.

We believe that experience is not enough - what is vital is to be able to unpick and reflect on experiences. You'll deconstruct classroom learning activities into their constituent parts, and then build them up again and implement them in the classrooms. Your personal tutor will meet with you throughout the year to discuss your progress, and your subject mentor will support your development at your placement.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,800per year

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

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 81 7

    106th out of 106 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    115 58%

    59th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    36th

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42 42%

    103rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    20th

    4

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