Aberystwyth University: PGCE Secondary English
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|Department||School of Education|
PGCE English 3DGZ
The PGCE Secondary English course is a one-year course that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. The course aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become reflective practitioners, prepared to teach ambitious, capable and confident learners who are informed about the world beyond school.
**Qualification Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 1 Year
Assessment on the course takes a range of forms including, for example: essays, reflective writing, presentations, lesson plans, action research project. There are no formal examinations. Assessment of practice takes place throughout all three placements on a continuous basis
**Qualified teacher status (QTS)**
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
A degree, at least 50% of which is English-related. We consider students with degrees in related subjects, for example, Media Studies. There will be gaps in subject knowledge for all students and the course is designed to address this issue.
To support the Welsh Government’s Literacy and Numeracy framework students must have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade B in the GCSE examination in any of the following:
- English Language
- English Literature
- Welsh Language (First Language)
- Welsh Literature
Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language. A grade B in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.
The University offers tests in these subjects if you do not have these requirements.
- Experience or observation in a school setting is an advantage.
- Literacy and numeracy skills tests will form part of the selection process on the day of the interview.
The University will offer free university accommodation for those applicants who accept an offer of a place on the 2019/20 ITE programme (subject to fulfilling the entry requirements) following the ITE selection process. The free university accommodation will apply for the eight weeks when students are undertaking the university-based element of the ITE programme.
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
|Level||RQF Level 7|
A first degree, at least 50% of which is English-related. We consider students with degrees in related subjects, for example, Media Studies. There will be gaps in subject knowledge for all students and the course is designed to address this issue.
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