An undergraduate degree at class 2:1 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in English or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
Most successful applicants have 2:1 degrees in English (Literature or Language), Linguistics, Drama, Cultural/Media Studies, Film or Journalism.
For Drama, Media Studies, Film and Journalism, we also require a good A level English grade (or equivalent). Combined-honours degrees are welcome: here we look at the balance of English to other subject/s, also looking for high A level English grade if the English element is less than 50%.
Passes at GCSE in English and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or equivalent are required.
Successful applicants have a strong academic track record and will be able to demonstrate a passion for teaching English
Tests offered by www.equivalencytesting.com (please contact the PGCE admissions team for further guidance before signing up for the equivalency test)
Most successful applicants have a 2:1 or above. If however, you have a 2:2 or different academic background, equivalent to degree level, you are welcome to make an application through DFE Apply System for consideration.
In addition to the academic requirements listed, successful selection based on DFE Apply application, interview (online due to Covid-19 restrictions), Fitness to Teach assessment and DBS enhanced disclosure.
Although not essential it would be advantageous to be able to reflect on any school-based experience or experience working with young people in another context at interview.