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About PGCE Secondary at University of East Anglia (UEA)


The 11-16 years group is an interesting, often demanding, but tremendously rewarding age group to work with as your pupils become adults from early adolescence to adulthood. The course is designed to equip you to teach your main subject and to also make an effective contribution to the work of schools beyond your subject.


Teaching employs a range of teaching methods and group sizes, including lectures, seminars and practical workshops. Work based in schools is across all three terms with final teaching placements in the spring and summer terms. University-based sessions will be held in Norwich, a location widely regarded as one of the most attractive and friendliest, happiest cities to live and study in Britain. The campus is set in extensive parkland, yet just 15 minutes from the city centre, and the distinctive architecture is nationally acclaimed, one of its buildings being the most green in the country.


The School of Education and Lifelong Learning is one of the top teacher training institutions in the United Kingdom. The School is a leading centre for research and teaching in education, offering a distinctive range of programmes at Postgraduate level with a diverse community of practitioners, scholars and academics who teach, research, and provide professional development.


UEA teacher trainees achieve a very high success rate in gaining employment, many opting to stay in Norfolk and Suffolk. Career opportunities within secondary teaching are now far wider and more diverse than before. Within a few years of beginning teaching many are able to gain promotion to leadership positions, such as becoming a Leading Practitioner, contributing to school improvement, progressing onto Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head or, top of the ranks, Head.

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Applicants are required to have an appropriate good honours degree (preferably 2:2 or above) or its equivalent by the beginning of the PGCE programme in September. As a general guideline, approximately 50 per cent of the degree should be relevant to the subject you will teach. Candidates should also ensure that on their application form they are able to demonstrate that they have gained recent experience with children of the relevant age range in the mainstream school environment.

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