At Worcester we were born to teach. The institution was founded in 1947 as a teacher training college with a mission to win the peace through education.
Few sights are as rewarding as that of the curious young mind in pursuit of knowledge, and few careers combine excellent professional prospects with the opportunity to inspire in others a love of learning that will last a lifetime.
At Worcester, our PGCE in primary education is led by experienced academic staff with extensive research profiles, meaning your learning is shaped by those helping to shape education itself. With a range of career-enhancing subject specialisms for you to choose from, and personalised support that is tailored to meet your needs, you have the ideal environment to hone your skills as an inspiring and innovative teacher.
There is a high employment rate for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) from the course. Upon successful completion of the PGCE course, you take with you a Career Entry Profile to start the process of your continuing professional development as a teacher.
You will learn how to:
In addition to subject assignments, subject profiles and individual subject assessment tasks, you will engage in a range of assessments during school experience, all of which combine as components towards your final award.
You will be involved in assessing your teaching skills and competence as they develop through the use of a Reflective Portfolio to which students, teachers and tutors contribute.
At the end of your course you will be advised about your first year in teaching through the Career Entry and Development Profile, as part of your Continuing Professional Development.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
If your qualifications are not listed, please contact the Admissions Office for advice by email:AdmissionsA@worc.ac.uk.
All applications for PGCE Primary should be made via the UCAS Teacher Training website.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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