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Secondary Education English PGCE

University of Gloucestershire

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-SEP-21, 03-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is Secondary Education English PGCE?

If you’re looking for a lifelong, challenging and exciting career, teaching may be for you. We were rated Outstanding in our most recent OFSTED inspection (2015/16) and we offer our students an exceptional training experience. As well as English, the PGCE Secondary award, with QTS, is also available in Mathematics, Physical Education, Computing, Biology, Art & Design, History and Geography.

You’ll be supported by a range of experienced professionals, both during school placements and by academic staff at the university. The programme aims to help you become an engaging and effective teacher of your subject within the 11–16 age range, with additional opportunities to teach post-16.

Study style

You’ll spend a minimum of 24 weeks in at least 2 schools, returning to central provision throughout the year for professional development and subject training. Employment rates have been consistently high for our graduates and we offer you the opportunity to undertake Master’s-level modules to gain Master’s credits. These can be used subsequently to take your career to the next level. If you pass all elements of the course at Master’s level, the award title will carry 60 master’s credits and qualified teacher status (QTS).

The course is assessed via summative written assignments, school placements and your individual portfolio which records progress in relation to the QTS standards. All elements must be completed satisfactorily.

There are a wide range of placements available which have been arranged with key considerations in mind: experience of different age-ranges and schools, accessibility/travel time, previous experience and so on. The tuition and school placements are organised in blocks throughout the year. The normal working week is approximately 35 hours and normal school hours apply when students are on placement (8am-5pm), with additional independent study.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in secondary school teaching.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per 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 Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

A diverse and inclusive community, welcoming students from over 60 countries worldwide.
Placements, internships, trips and career experiences help prepare students for success after graduation.
A wide range of bursaries and merit scholarships are available for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 81 1

    97th out of 106 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    122 61%

    40th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    81 81%

    25th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    16th

    32
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    93 45%

    97th

    24
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    75th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    89th

    28

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