Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London

Secondary Education (English)

This programme gives students a thorough grounding in all aspects of the national curriculum for English, including post-16 teaching. It offers a balance of theory and practice, including the opportunity to understand the historical forces and ideas that have shaped today�s curriculum.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate or postgraduate degree at least 50 per cent of content should be in the proposed teaching subject; GCSE grade C or above in English language and mathematics; an enhanced disclosure certificate from the Government�s Criminal Records Bureau (CRB); an occupational health questionnaire.

Course modules

Teaching practice is in 2 main blocks, each in a separate school. During the school-based weeks of the autumn term, there are opportunities to observe teachers, to ask questions, and to speak with a school-based mentor, either the head of the English department in the school or another experienced member of staff. Much of the spring and summer terms is devoted to school-based work.

Assessment methods

Methods of assessment in English focus primarily on individual written work, but also take into account group tasks, presentations and video work. Formal assignments explore aspects of: Planning and selection of resources, assessment practices, and current debates about English as an academic/school subject.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Goldsmiths, University of London Lewisham SE14 6NW South East

Key information

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