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PGCE Secondary English with Media - PGCE

London Metropolitan University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Holloway

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why study this course?

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.

More about this course

This PGCE in Secondary English with Media degree trains you to become a fully-qualified teacher. You'll train to teach 11 to 16-year-olds, but experience teaching at post-16 level can also be arranged on request.

You’ll learn to equip pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to promote high standards of language and literacy. This will also help develop school pupils’ love of literature and reading for their own enjoyment.

We run this course in collaboration with the English and Media Centre (EMC), an award-winning educational charity. EMC tutors will provide you with support throughout the course, drawing on their extensive experience of consultancy for schools and running Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers. You’ll continue to receive support from a dedicated EMC tutor throughout your school experience.

This PGCE course benefits from our London location and will broaden your understanding of teaching in multicultural and diverse urban environments. Through study, discussion and teaching you’ll develop an understanding of how children learn and the methods you can use to help them to effectively develop their English and media skills.

We place great emphasis on sharing feedback with your peers and colleagues. You’ll complete a weekly reflection and contribute to discussions online in order to further develop your understanding of the role of a secondary teacher.

Assessment

Your assessment will consist of four elements:

  • School placement A
  • School placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status
  • a Professional Practice Portfolio, which is compiled across the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience
  • the Educational Research Assignment, which allows you to explore broader issues and policies related to English and education

Where this course can take you

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.

Tuition fees

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University information

London Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    118th

  • Campus address

    London Metropolitan University, Admissions Office, 166-220 Holloway Road, City of London, N7 8DB, England

You'll study in the heart of the UK's capital city, home to some of the world's biggest companies and where history and culture are found around every corner.
London Met has a hugely diverse community, with students from more than 140 different nationalities.
Its dedicated international team organises induction events and can advise on immigration issues including visas, work opportunities, family and dependants.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    86th out of 97 2

    58th out of 81 10

    104th out of 106

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    89 44%

    95th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

    94th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    97 49%

    79th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    12th

    25
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    96th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    55th

    4

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