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  Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary (with Qualified Teacher Status QTS)

Newcastle University    School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Full time September PGCE 10 months full time
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About the course

The Secondary PGCE forms a practical introduction to teaching. You'll develop the professional expertise, knowledge and understanding to teach secondary-age children. You will also gain experience teaching at the post-16 level.

We offer the following Secondary PGCE courses:

  • English
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • French
  • French with German
  • French with Spanish
  • German with French
  • Spanish
  • Spanish with French
  • Spanish with German
  • Secondary Science with Biology Specialism
  • Secondary Science with Chemistry Specialism
  • Secondary Science with Physics Specialism

An understanding of the relationship between theory, practice and research underpins this PGCE.

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Entry Requirements


A 2:2 honours degree, or equivalent. At least 50% of your degree should be in the subject that you intend to teach. We may accept closely related degree subjects.

GCSEs or O Levels (grades A–C/ 4-9) in English language and mathematics, or equivalent.

Work experience

Experience is advantageous as it will inform your application and any later performance in the selection process

Modern language applicants

Foreign nationals applying for a modern languages PGCE should:

- have spent six months living in the UK
- had employment as a foreign language assistant in a state school in England

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