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Secondary phase

Welcome from the Head of Secondary and Further Education

Professor David Aldridge, Head of Secondary and Further Education

Our Secondary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes include the Secondary PGCE (in English, Mathematics, Geography, History, Computer Sciences and IT, Physical Education, Religious Education and Biology), the three-year secondary undergraduate programme with QTS (in English, Mathematics and Religious Education), and the School Direct PGCE partnership with Coastal Alliance.  In all, there are over 420 students across the three routes this year.

We currently have ITE placements in 155 secondary schools across predominantly the North West of England.

Our Secondary ITE programmes aim to foster beginner teachers’ commitment to social justice, as well as provide the knowledge and experiences that will prepare them to positively transform the life chances of learners, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our Secondary ITE curriculum is structured around the Faculty of Education’s shared ITE pillars of

  1. Personal and professional attitudes, values and beliefs.
  2. Subject and curriculum knowledge.
  3. The craft of teaching and pedagogy.

Undergraduate Initial Teacher Education programmes

Postgraduate initial teacher education programmes

Post-14 Education

PGDE

Eager to enter teaching or boost your experience in further education? Gain eligibility for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status and demonstrate achievement of the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Computer Science and Information Technology with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Inspire a digital generation. Build enthusiasm for IT. Train to teach computer science and IT to 11-16 year-olds, and help unlock their technical creativity. On completion of this course, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary English with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

If you think you could develop young people’s literary knowledge and unlock a love of language, you’re in the right place. Train to teach English to 11-16 year-olds and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Discover how to open young people’s eyes to the world around them. Train to teach geography to 11-16-year olds and share your ever-expanding subject knowledge. On completion, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary History with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Are you able to tackle controversial issues? Can you link the past to the present? Train to teach history to 11-16-year olds and push the boundaries of learning. On completion, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Mathematics with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Train to be a maths teacher and inspire a love of numbers and problem-solving in secondary school pupils. During our Secondary Mathematics PGCE, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and be at the cutting edge of national developments.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Physical Education with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Think you’ve got what it takes to inspire students and encourage them to get moving? Fuel your passion for staying active and boost pupils’ physical and mental abilities. On our PGCE Secondary Physical Education, you’ll gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Religious Education with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

Could you encourage empathy, curiosity and critical thinking in secondary school pupils? During our PGCE Secondary Religious Education, you’ll learn how to raise cross-cultural awareness, network with a range of faith practitioners and gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Secondary Science (Biology) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE

From single cell structures to human DNA, biology explains the world around us. Discover how to make the subject engaging and develop pupil’s scientific minds. Graduate from our PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Course Length:
1 year
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Useful information

Professional practice information and documents Staff