The Secondary PGCE programme will prepare you to teach pupils aged 11–16 with post-16 enhancement in secondary schools.

This is a stimulating, often demanding, but tremendously rewarding age group to work with.

You will be teaching pupils as they mature from early adolescence into adulthood. You will learn to teach your specialist subject and make an effective contribution to the work of your whole school.

Our next PGCE open event will be held in-person, at UEA’s campus in Norwich on the following date:

  • Secondary PGCE – Tuesday 7th November – 16.00-19.00

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Programme structure

Developed in partnership with schools, our Secondary PGCE programme places great emphasis on practical skills and preparing you for the realities of classroom teaching. Throughout your time on the course you will learn to link theory and practice, inspire a love of learning and develop as a reflective classroom practitioner.  

What you'll gain

  • Work with subject specialists in curriculum groups, with fellow trainee teachers who share a passion for your subject  

  • Focus on the application of subject pedagogy in the classroom, drawing on recent and current subject-specific evidence and research  

  • Expand your subject knowledge as you participate in lectures, seminars and workshops involving subject specialists from across our partnership  

  • Experience of teaching in contrasting school settings to enable you to work with a wide range of young people. 

Course components

There are three integrated component to the Secondary PGCE course at the UEA:

Our courses

UEA's Secondary PGCE courses cover various subjects and specialisms.

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