Plymouth University

PGCE Secondary



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PGCE Secondary

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Pathways are available in Art and Design, Drama, English, Geography, Mathematics, Music, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You are taught by a wide range of experienced practitioners who provide rich and varied insights into subjects and their teaching. The programme prepares you for classroom teaching and involves you in scholarly activity and research. You may accumulate 30 or 60 masters-level credits during the PGCE year that can contribute towards an MA Education. Central to this programme is a belief in the holistic nature of teaching. Rather than separate ‘theory’ and ‘practice’, we provide an integrated programme of school and faculty work, building upon our solid partnership with schools. During your induction you will experience practical sessions to develop confidence in the classroom. You spend two-thirds of the PGCE year in partnership schools, supervised jointly by school mentors and a faculty tutor. Programme content • Subject knowledge, curricula and teaching • Use of information and communication technology • Professional studies • Teaching and learning pedagogy • Researching your own professional practice • Practical teaching • Job application and interview skills We are looking for trainees who can communicate well and who have the energy, enthusiasm, ability and resilience needed to succeed in this challenging and rewarding career.


Not applicable

International Student Requirements:

The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 7.0.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 10770 GBP

Out State Tuition (per year): 10770 GBP

Classification: Unknown

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