Newman University

Newman University

Secondary Education (English)

This course prepares you to teach English in secondary schools. Providing you with a solid foundation of professional awareness and understanding, it will build and develop your competence and confidence in imparting your subject knowledge to young people. Building on your English studies at undergraduate level, you will be encouraged to develop effective classroom and teaching skills whilst considering the theories, policies and developments within English teaching. You will acquire an awareness of the teaching and learning strategies which will help you develop the reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities of pupils across the 11-16 age range. Teaching related areas such as media and drama, as well as the post 16 curriculum, will also be explored during the course. You will develop the strategies and expertise necessary to teach an understanding and appreciation of both language and literature which will hopefully stay with pupils throughout their lives.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.2 or above) of which English or an English related subject forms part, or a recognised equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Modules: whole school issues in the secondary school; learning and teaching in English; the effective application of ICT and media studies in English; becoming a more effective of teacher of English; an introduction to secondary school teaching; learning and teaching; developing the standards through partnership school experience; school focus weeks; spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.

Assessment methods

Our lecturers and visiting teachers use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and special projects. Assessment is through coursework, presentations, project work and practical teaching ability.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newman University Birmingham B32 3NT West Midlands

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Telephone number: 
0121 476 1181