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Secondary English (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (School Direct)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Riverside Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Share and develop your interest in English through teaching, demonstrating the wide range of transferable skills the study of English can provide.

Course overview

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.

We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

Why study this course with us?

The course intends to produce secondary English teachers who are reflective practitioners, who have a love of the subject, and will be:

  • enthusiastic and confident in the classroom
  • pedagogically skilful and adaptable
  • specialists in the teaching of English
  • aware of how young people learn English
  • knowledgeable across all areas of English – literature and language
  • able to see their subject in the context of the whole curriculum, and understand how the skills of English can transfer across all subjects
  • competent in a number of areas that cross secondary school curriculum boundaries, and able to see English in the wider context - contributing to pupils' personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development
  • able to work effectively as part of a team
  • able to critically examine issues raised within the study of the subject
  • prepared for teaching English in the 21st Century

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 12,950per 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 Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 81

    81st out of 106 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    125 63%

    31st

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    65th

    20
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    112 55%

    60th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    87th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.38 88%

    10th

    33

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