Aberystwyth University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

English (Secondary PGCE)

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Course summary

The English PGCE secondary course at Aberystwyth University aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become successful teachers who can develop learners' critical and creative response to language and literature. Working within the Languages, Literacy and Communication Area of Learning and Experience, you will train to teach ambitious, capable and confident learners who are informed and confident about the world beyond school.

Course details

Modules

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured. Current code modules include: • Effective Pedagogy (30 credits) • Evaluating Learning and Skills (30 credits) • Pedagogy and Curriculum Knowledge (30 credits) • Professional Studies (30 credits) Further information about modules can be found at https://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/english-education/#learning-and-teaching

Assessment method

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:

  • Secondary

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
3DGZ
Institution code:
A40
Campus name:
Main Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• UK Bachelors (Honours) degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject area. A minimum of 50% of the content of this Bachelors degree should have relevance to the subject you want to teach (i.e. English). • GCSE Grade B in either English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language (First Language) or Welsh Literature. Where a grade B in English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of grade C must also be achieved in English Language or Welsh Language (First Language). Grade B in GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy is also required. The University can offer GCSE Equivalency Tests in these subjects for applicants who do not hold these qualifications/grades. • Previous experience or observation in a school setting is an advantage. Please note that all applicants will be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


English language requirements

International applicants must demonstrate that they have English language proficiency at IELTS 7.0, with a minimum 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000* Whole course
Northern Ireland £9000* Whole course
Scotland £9000* Whole course
Wales £9000* Whole course
Channel Islands £9000* Whole course
Republic of Ireland £9000* Whole course
EU £14000* Whole course
International £14000* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that the are the tuition fees for PGCE courses commencing in September 2021. Tuition fees for 2022-23 are yet to be confirmed.
English (Secondary PGCE) at Aberystwyth University - UCAS