Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Secondary Education (English, 11-16)

This PGCE will equip you with a range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of English.

The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies. Hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further your own subject knowledge and introduce you to a wide range of exciting, innovative and interactive methods, including the use of Drama and ICT, to further secondary school students’ understanding and use of English, and their literary knowledge are integral to the programme.

If you have a degree in or featuring English as a substantial component and want to develop the literary knowledge and appreciation of secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16, this is the programme for you.

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Entry requirements

To join this programme you should have: GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); A first or second class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification); Satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence; a demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways such as time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience.

You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children.

Course modules

  • SEN4010 Developing Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in English (30 credits)
  • SEN4011 Planning for Effective Teaching and Learning in English (30 credits)
  • SEN4012 Research and Practice in English (30 credits)
  • SRP4001 Reflective Professional Practice (30 credits)
  • SRP4002 Professional Practice 1 (30 credits)
  • SRP4003 Professional Practice 2 (30 credits)

Assessment methods

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against academic criteria at Level 7 and the QTS Standards. Various other tasks will enable you to show your competence in ICT and other areas of English.

Before the end of your PGCE you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your Induction Year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years
PGCE Full-time September 2018 £ 12,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP
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+44 (0)1695 575171