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What will I learn?

The English PGCE introduces students to the broad scope of English as a curriculum subject, including media and drama, across the secondary age range. Along with practical knowledge, it offers perspectives on the role of language in learning, the teaching of literacies and literature, the principles of syllabus design and evaluation, and assessment and recording. You will develop an understanding of classroom practice and the theories underpinning teaching and learning in English, media and drama. Tasks set throughout the year will enable you to reflect on your own as well as children’s learning and development. Most of our schools offer opportunities to work with pupils who have English as an additional language or special educational needs.

Careers

Graduates of this programme are currently working across a broad range of areas. Some are working as English teachers and heads of English departments and faculties in schools, while others also work as mentors of English PGCE students. Graduates in this area can also be found working as senior leaders in schools.

Employability

Graduates of the Secondary PGCE programme are highly employable and sought after by schools and colleges in London and beyond. Almost all graduates secure their first teaching post by the time they finish the PGCE programme. Graduates of the programme also have great career prospects, with many becoming Head of Department or a Head of Year within 2-5 years, often acting, in their schools, as mentors to new PGCE student teachers. Many of our graduates become senior teachers (such as Assistant Headteachers or Head of a Faculty) in 5-8 years of graduating, and some are now Headteachers. Others have developed their careers as subject specialist teachers and educators, both becoming lead teachers in the classroom and researching, writing and advising other teachers themselves. The Secondary PGCE Programme aims to provide a springboard into a rewarding career as a skilled teacher and future educational leader.

Accreditation

Students who successfully complete this programme will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Which department am I in?

IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£22,200.00 (US$ 26,775) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

UCL (University College London)

Gower Street,

London,

Camden,

WC1E 6BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with Medical / Dental / Pharmacy degree or Doctorate/PhD (all degrees must be awarded by an institution accredited by a recognised regional accreditation body) will also be considered.

For international students

A minimum of a lower second-class UK Bachelor’s degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in an English-related subject, including Drama. Other subjects may be considered if A level English, or the equivalent, has been obtained and the candidate has a suitable depth and breadth of subject knowledge.Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests. Overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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