Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for PGCE Secondary School Direct are as follows:

  • GCSE in mathematics and English language grade C or above.
  • A degree classification of 2:2 or above
  • The degree qualification must in a related academic subject area. *
  • All trainees must pass tests in literacy and numeracy prior to starting their course in September.


  • It is also desirable that all applicants have some school experience e.g. observation

* If you have the right qualities to become a teacher there may be an opportunity to enrol on a Subject Knowledge Enhancement Programme (SKE). There are currently programmes available for the following secondary-phase subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Spanish

If you feel that a Subject Knowledge Enhancement programme would be beneficial to your application or your training please contact us to ask for advice.

Next Steps...

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