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Full time September PGCE 1 year full-time

About the course

This course will prepare you to teach National Curriculum at KS3 and KS4 (11-16), specialising in English.

Learn to be an effective teacher, and gain an insight into the key skills your students will need across English, drama, media and ICT.

Get to grips with up-to-date thinking and the latest research in teaching and learning.

Choosing your path

You can choose to study this course as a University of York PGCE trainee or through our School Direct partnerships. The following routes are open to you:

School Direct trainees work with University of York PGCE trainees at the University for Curriculum Area sessions. 

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Entry Requirements

2:2 or equivalent in English. We also accept combined honours degrees where English makes up at least 50% of the award.

If your undergraduate degree is not in English or a related subject, we may still may be able to offer you a place if you also have a postgraduate degree in English or Grade B in A level English Literature and/or English Language.

If your undergraduate degree is not at least 50% English, we may require you to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course prior to starting your PGCE.


Course Content


Open days

30 November 2020
Postgraduate Social Sciences Virtual Open Day



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