Located in the heart of London, PGCE courses at King’s are rated Outstanding by Ofsted with excellent tutors on hand to support you through your training. In the last research assessment exercise, the department was rated second in the UK (REF, 2014). You will have the opportunity to work with experienced tutors who are actively engaged in research in their subject and in pedagogy more widely.
74% graduates of 2021 who sought teaching posts were employed within 6 months of qualifying.
In our 2021 student survey, 96% of Modern Foreign Language trainees rated the quality of their training as excellent, very good or good.
This is a high-quality course that focuses on developing the subject knowledge that will enable all trainees to teach two Modern Foreign Languages with confidence in secondary schools and to contribute fully to the life of the school.
The course is skills-based, research-focused and developmental, aimed at promoting teaching skills based on a soundly reasoned pedagogy that integrates formative assessment practices, class management issues, technology awareness and research findings.
There is a varied programme of tutor inputs, seminars, workshops and student presentations with an emphasis on collaborative learning. Students undertake research and other independent learning tasks including data-collection from the classroom.
Students sometimes work with native speaker linguists from the Modern Languages Centre on the Strand campus to develop linguistic competence and pedagogical awareness in a unique programme. Hispanists, Germanists and those with main French work with each other, sometimes working in language specific groups.
Where feasible we offer some trainees the unique opportunity to do a two-month placement in a partner school in another European country to enrich their linguistic and cultural competence of their second foreign language.