Why do we teach English in schools? English is a core secondary school subject with a wide range of real-life applications.
English allows people to express their own ideas and feelings, to develop empathy, to challenge their own perceptions as well as the perceptions of the world around them, and to become independent and critical thinkers throughout their lives. Teaching English gives students a voice.
As well as training to teach English Language and Literature, you may undertake supporting studies such as Media Education and Drama.
You will learn how to teach the National Curriculum, the key stage 3 Framework for Teaching English and GCSE and develop an understanding of A level and other post 16 courses.
Within the principles of inclusive education, you will develop an understanding of children`s reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will also examine numerous barriers to learning, and determine how to help pupils overcome these.
English teachers are privileged in that they make dramatic differences to the future opportunities their pupils can access. They change lives.
Whatever your route into teaching, whether you are coming straight from university, from academia or industry, you will enjoy the support and guidance of experienced and passionate professionals as you begin your journey into science teaching.
This training course is a non-salaried PGCE (SCITT) QTS award and you will gain a PG Certificate (60 M-level CATS points).