University of Reading

Secondary Education PGCE

  • Prepares you to teach students aged 11-18 and leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Includes substantial school-based training
  • Develop teaching skills and curriculum knowledge
  • Specialise in one subject: art and design, biology, chemistry, computer science, design & technology, drama, English, geography, history, maths, modern foreign languages (French, German or Spanish), music, PE, physics, or physics with maths

Entry requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)

Entry requirements: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) plus grade C or above in GCSE mathematics and English or equivalent. You will need to have spent some time observing practice in a maintained secondary school, pass the QTS skills tests and undertake a criminal record and occupational health check.

Course modules

Sample modules:

  • The reflective teacher
  • Action research
  • Specialise in one subject: art and design, biology, chemistry, computer science, design & technology, drama, English, geography, history, maths, modern foreign languages (French, German or Spanish), music, PE, physics, or physics with maths

Fees

These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Fee status Fee Study period Duration
PGCE Full-time Home/EU £ 9,250 Whole course 10 months
PGCE Full-time International £ 15,270 Whole course 10 months

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