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Subject Knowledge Enhancement English

Develop subject knowledge in English and prepare to teach the subject effectively to learners aged 11-16 on this flexible free enhancement course for those with an offer of a place on our PGCE in Secondary English.

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    • Overview

      Course Length: 8 Weeks Full-Time
      Start Dates: July 2022, July 2023
      Subjects: Education and Teaching
      Location: Edge Hill University

      If you have applied to study on the PGCE Secondary English with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University and require enhancement of your subject knowledge, then this course could be for you.

      The aim of the course is to develop your subject knowledge in English to prepare you to teach the conceptual and applied aspects of the subject effectively, with competence, enthusiasm and confidence, to learners aged 11-16 years. Trainees will be encouraged to prepare for teaching A-level topics where appropriate.

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      In Depth

      What will I study?

      If you have a degree is in a related subject to English, or if your degree contains a small amount of English study alongside other subjects, and you wish to train as an English teacher, then you may be able to enrol on this course.

      The course is designed to achieve the following:

      • Address gaps in your subject knowledge;
      • Inspire you to promote learning in English that is challenging and engaging for all students;
      • Identify and build upon your prior learning, and develop your capacity for future self-study;
      • Develop your ability to support learners’ understanding of the rich heritage of English language and literature;
      • Develop the linguistic and grammatical knowledge that English teachers need;
      • Develop the use of appropriate technology in teaching and learning.

      How will I study?

      The course is divided into individual Units, each requiring 50 hours of learning time, normally within a space of two weeks. This learning will be a blend of face-to-face sessions, online learning and supported self-study, with one evening a week on campus.

      How will I be assessed?

      There are no formal examinations. You will build a portfolio from directed activities.

      Entry Criteria

      Entry Requirements

      You may apply for the course if you have been offered a place on the PGCE Secondary English with QTS (11-16) at Edge Hill University.


      Tuition Fees

      There are currently no tuition fees for this subject knowledge enhancement programme which is funded by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. You may also be eligible to receive a bursary.

      For further information about bursary eligibility, you can contact a Get Into Teaching adviser on Freephone 0800 389 2500 or use the online chat service at getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/contact.


      How to Apply

      There is an online application process for this programme.

      Please choose the application form for your preferred intake date and mode of study.

      Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applydirect for more information about the application process.

      Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applydirect to access the relevant online application form and to find out more about the application process.

      Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

      Get in Touch

      If you have any questions about this programme, please call 01695 584877 or email ske@edgehill.ac.uk.

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