Hellesdon High School
English (2TLX)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of East Anglia
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
38 weeks
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.hellesdon.net
Vacancies
No

About the course

Our 38-week, full-time PGCE Secondary English programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach English to pupils aged between 11 and 16 – with Post-16 Enhancement, giving optional experience of A level English teaching.

This is an exciting time to become an English teacher. As the curriculum changes, new approaches to teaching English emerge. You’ll learn more than just how to teach – you will be joining the discussion and influencing the subject’s purpose and scope.

Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

Find out more about this course and School Direct at UEA

Interview process

Interviews are part of the formal selection process. You will need to present yourself well, come prepared, and dress smartly. Your interview day will include:

  • An introductory talk
  • An individual interview
  • A written task

You may also be asked to complete other relevant tasks such as:

  • Working with small groups of pupils
  • Giving a presentation
  • A group interview
  • Literacy, numeracy and subject knowledge questions

How school placements work

UEA’s PGCE Secondary programme places great emphasis on practical skills and the realities of classroom teaching.

You will be based in schools two-thirds of the 38-week programme (120 days). On the School Direct route you will already know the Lead and partner schools in which you will have at least one of you placements when you are offered a place on the course.

The programme begins with structured observation in both secondary and primary schools in your local area.

During the two extensive placements in our partnership schools, you’ll gain a broad range of practical teaching experience. You will learn to put ideas and theory into practice as you work in university and your two placement schools.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £19,400

For any additional course costs at the University of East Anglia please visit our website

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £15,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

Find out more about the Financial Support available within our Essential Information section

Requirements

Qualifications

Prior to submitting your application, you will need:

  • A GCSE pass at grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification in English language and mathematics
  • IELTS 6.5 overall minimum of 6 in each component or an equivalent qualification, if your first language is not English

Prior to beginning the course, you will need to have achieved a degree or its equivalent in an English discipline, or in related fields such as American Studies and Linguistics. Approximately 50% of the degree should be relevant to the subject you will teach.

Find out more within our Essential Information section

Personal qualities

Trainees are selected on the basis of their application form, references and an interview. You are encouraged to prepare thoroughly.

Application forms should demonstrate strengths in subject and curriculum knowledge, your enthusiasm and commitment to a career in teaching, and the age range for which you have applied.

Other requirements

Prior to submitting your application, we recommend you gain some observational experience in a classroom environment if possible. This will help you gain an up-to-date understanding of how classrooms are managed and how teaching and learning takes place.

If offered a place, prior to the start of the course in September, all applicants will be required to:

About the training provider

Hellesdon High School and Sixth Form Centre are the lead school for The Hellesdon High Partnership.

Hellesdon High School is a well-established 11-18 Comprehensive school. Hellesdon High primarily serves the local suburban communities of Hellesdon, Horsford and St Faiths, but many students who live in different parts of Norwich and Norfolk also choose to attend Hellesdon High School. It is a clear measure of our success that parents and students are willing to travel considerable distances to experience the ambitious, successful and caring environment of our learning community.

To find out more about The Hellesdon High Partnership and, please visit our website

Schools currently part of our partnership:

(*please note that this list may be subject to change)

About the accredited body

UEA’s School of Education and Lifelong Learning is one of the UK’s premier centres for teaching and research in professional education and training. The School’s research has made a difference in schools across the country, influencing approaches to managing classroom behaviour, understanding students' motivation, and creating effective communities for learning.

All of our PGCE tutors have experience of school teaching and leadership, and all are specialists in particular areas of the curriculum. UEA’s expertise, together with our partner schools, means you'll be well-supported throughout your PGCE, both during your time on placement and on campus.

Training with disabilities and other needs

UEA operates an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.

All PGCE trainee teachers must meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. All candidates offered a place are required to complete a health declaration form. If this reveals a need, UEA will consider reasonable adjustments, which may include particular school placements, and other support and monitoring during the course.

Find out more about the information and advice available through UEA's Wellbeing Service

Contact details

Email
cfiddament9nr4@nsix.org.uk
Telephone
01603 254324
Website
http://www.hellesdon.net
Address
187 Middletons Lane
Hellesdon
Norwich
Norfolk
NR6 5SB

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