University of Worcester

University of Worcester

Secondary Education (English)

The course focuses on knowledge and skills required of a specialist subject teacher and provides knowledge about national curriculum; curriculum materials and approaches to teaching develops ability to use information communication technology (ICT) in the classroom; planning and assessing learning; students have the opportunity to take a a special needs pathway, a citizenship pathway for a small number of students, and a 14-19 physical education pathway.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent status with usually 50 per cent of the degree or professional qualification applicable to subject choice; grade C in GCSE or equivalent in English and mathematics; GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications should have been obtained at the time of application; applicants should have some work experience in a primary school setting before application and are required to show at interview that they have the required level of subject knowledge in their chosen subject; this may be through their degree, other advanced studies, or experience in the workplace; applicants from non-traditional routes, mature applicants and those wishing to change career are considered; all successful applicants must demonstrate that they have spent some time gaining experience within a school setting and have an awareness of current educational issues; short-listed applicants are interviewed; the Teacher's Agency (TA) requires all trainee teachers to satisfactorily complete a medical questionnaire and obtain a Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced disclosure.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed on the basis of their course work including written assignment; a professional development portfolio and an oral presentation of a small research project; as well as on their teaching practice; the government also insists that students pass computerised tests in literacy; numeracy and information communication technology (ICT) before they can be awarded a qualified teaching certificate (QTS).


Qualification Study mode 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
St John's Campus Worcester WR2 6AJ West Midlands

Key information

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01905 855111