PGCE Secondary: English specialism

You will be trained to teach pupils aged 11-18.

The PGCE English programme is an established and successful course that will prepare you to teach all aspects of English in secondary schools. The programme is taught by tutors who have considerable experience in the secondary school sector as well as in managing PGCE students. Valuable input into the course is made by teachers from schools where students are placed for classroom experience.

By the end of the programme you will have learnt how to develop and extend your pupils' language competence in all its forms, how to organise, structure and assess work for a range of abilities and ages, how to meet the needs of individual learners and how to implement strategies promoting equal opportunities. You will learn about current developments in the teaching of English and its place as a core subject in the National Curriculum. This includes a close look at three key areas: ICT, media and drama. A resource centre has been established at Roehampton so that you will have access to a wide range of texts and materials to support your teaching.

Entry requirements
Applicants should have a single subject degree in English or a joint degree in which English forms the major part. It is essential that all applicants have substantial study of literature as part of their educational background. Interviews will include a discussion of suitable texts for an A-level course. 

Further information
If you have specific questions about the course or your suitability for it, please email the subject leader, Mari Cruice or phone her on 020 8392 3281.

For general information please contact the Enquiries Office on 020 8392 3232.