This Secondary PGCE programme is intended for those who wish to be an English subject specialist across the 11-16 age range. Part of this course also extends your studies and experience to cover preparation for post-16 teaching. You’ll spend a third of your course studying at the University with dedicated subject tutors, and the remainder is spent on two teaching practices in two different schools. You’ll benefit from both a professional tutor and a subject-specific, personal mentor to guide you through your teaching practice.
Hull benefits from close partnerships with approximately 90 schools. These schools are largely based in the East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire region, but we also work with schools as far apart as North and West Yorkshire, as well as schools deep into the Lincolnshire countryside. There’s an opportunity to gain experience across a variety of school and academy types: urban or rural, large or small, comprehensive or selective.
You’ll study the following areas:
The requirements of the National Curriculum and planning and assessment for GCSEs and A levels
Shakespeare – including collaborative practical sessions and an approach to play texts as enjoyable, popular, performance material needing interactive classroom activities
Emphasis on your individual creativity in developing learning resources, with scope for additional specialisation in areas of personal interest, such as drama, media studies, or teenage fiction
Development of your critical literacy, through reflection on teaching methodologies and engagement with current research in the field
Two teaching practice placements offer experience of working in different kinds of schools
Assessment is based on a range of coursework assignments.
Assessment takes place in schools. You’ll also be assessed on your achievement of the Teachers’ Standards.
Please see full information on our webpage (https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/pgce/secondary-pgce-english.aspx)