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Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status, Postgraduate Certificate

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status course at Kingston University will prepare you to teach young people in the 11-16 age phase. You will also benefit from additional opportunities to develop your ability to teach at sixth-form level. 

About

The Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status course at Kingston University will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence informed teacher. At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalising your journey to Qualified Teacher Status. We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train.

You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University and in our partnership schools. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the secondary curriculum, including your own specialist subject and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education. We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice.

You'll also benefit from a course that supports you in becoming a research-engaged teacher, who can use evidence to drive improvements in young people's learning and wellbeing. Credits from your PGCE modules form part of our Master of Research in Education, which you can continue with beyond your PGCE year.

Where this course will take you

The course also aims to develop your professional skills to help you gain employment in a secondary school and continue with your professional development. It will provide you with a rigorous training in all aspects of being a secondary school teacher.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Professional Practice
  • The Reflective Teacher
  • Perspectives on policy, practice and professionalism for teachers
  • Mathematics specialist pathway
  • Modern languages specialist pathway
  • Science specialist pathway

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

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).

  • An honours degree relevant to your subject specialism (at least 50% of the degree content needs to be relevant to your subject specialism). 
  • For the citizenship pathway: your degree should be in a subject that includes significant elements of social sciences or humanities subjects, for example politics, history, geography, philosophy, law, sociology and psychology).
  • GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in English and mathematics. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement in any of these subjects, you may take equivalency tests at the School of Education following acceptance of any potential offer given. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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