An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Minimum 2:2 honours degree. If you are not a native French/Spanish speaker, approximately 50% or more of your degree content should have focused on French/Spanish.
A strong academic record at A-level (or equivalent), including French or Spanish.
You should also be able to speak a second language (French or Spanish). If this is at beginners’ level, you would be required to develop it through a funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement course, available at various institutions.
Your degree subject should be in modern languages (French and Spanish) 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.
In addition to a grade of C at GCSE in English Language, applicants whose first language is not English are required to meet the following language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0, or
TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other sub-sections, or
Pearson PTE overall score of 62 with a minimum score of 62 in writing and 59 in the other sub-sections, or
Cambridge CAE grade A or Cambridge CPE grade C (please note that the Cambridge First Certificate in English is not acceptable).
Relevant work experience
We recommend that you spend at least two days observing in a UK state secondary school prior to attending an interview.
References which support the suitability of the candidate for teaching
A personal statement - this plays an important role in the admissions process and successful candidates will demonstrate a good understanding of teaching and learning within a secondary school setting. Candidates may wish to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings.
A Disclosure and Barring Service Check and DfE Fitness to Teach test