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PGCE Secondary (School Direct)


University of Leicester Education

Full time September PGCE 1 year full-time

About the course

This is for you if... you have a degree and would like to train to teach 11-18 year-olds as part of the School Direct scheme.

Course description

Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic we have had to evaluate all of our courses to ensure that we adhere to Government guidelines to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. This means that as we work through these changes the modules, delivery methods and assessments shown, including those shown for future years, are subject to change.

School Direct was introduced in 2012 and allows schools to recruit students onto teacher education courses run in collaboration with universities. To make sure you have a range of placement opportunities, schools work together in Teaching Alliances.

This course is made up of both

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Entry Requirements

2:1 degree for English, Geography, History or Social Science
2:2 degree for Maths, MFL, Sciences or RE

GCSE Grade C or above in English Language and Maths.
A-levels (or equivalent) in relevant subjects
Although not essential, you may find it useful to have recent experience working with children and/or observing teaching in a school setting, ideally relating to the age range/subject you wish to teach. When writing your application you should try to reflect on your experience and tell us what you learnt.
A pass in the Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy


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