This programme gives students a thorough grounding in all aspects of the national curriculum for English, including post'16 teaching. It offers a balance of theory and practice, including the opportunity to understand the historical forces and ideas that have shaped today's curriculum.
Teaching practice is in 2 main blocks, each in a separate school. During the school'based weeks of the autumn term, there are opportunities to observe teachers, to ask questions, and to speak with a school'based mentor, either the head of the English department in the school or another experienced member of staff. Much of the spring and summer terms is devoted to school'based work.
Course Additional Entry
An undergraduate or postgraduate degree at least 50 per cent of content should be in the proposed teaching subject; GCSE grade C or above in English language and mathematics; an enhanced disclosure certificate from the Government's Criminal Records Bureau (CRB); an occupational health questionnaire.
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