Secondary Education (English with Drama) PGCE


Key information

Qualification type


Subject areas

Drama Teaching / Training English Language Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools Teaching (General)

Course type


Course summary

This course will equip students with a range of approaches to teaching English and drama. They will explore ways in which dramatic activity in the English classroom or drama studio enhances and supports the teaching and learning of English, and look at drama as a separate subject. As well as reading about the theory of teaching and learning and reflecting on it through discussion, they will be involved in practical teaching and lesson-planning activities. We arrange some activities in collaboration with organisations such as the British Film Institute. A series of tasks will help them to reflect critically on their own learning, as well as children learning and development in English, drama and media. A selection of these will make up a portfolio on which they will be assessed.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The course has 3 main components: subject studies; professional studies; teaching experience.

Tuition fees

UK fees

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Degree in relevant subject or equivalent. GCSE mathematics and English grade C. Where English is not a 1st language, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is required. An acceptable enhanced disclosure certificate from the Government's Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). Occupational health clearance. An interview is required.