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Teaching and English

The focus of this teaching and english pathway is to allow you to access teacher training courses at university

The Teaching and English pathway has been designed to contain complementary subjects to either work in primary education or within selected secondary subjects of the further education sector. You will have a variety of work-based opportunities including undertaking regular placements within local schools. You will also be able to gain additional qualifications in essential areas such as safeguarding and Fundamental British Values.

Choose from a selection of subjects to help start your career in teaching. This pathway allows you to develop the skills and experiences to progress on to either primary or secondary education. Our uniquely planned timetable allows you to undertake regular work experience placements at local primary and secondary schools. We also use experts from teacher training courses to help you prepare for these placements from helping you get the DBS checks carried out and gain additional teaching qualifications to help you secure your place at university. You will lead and participate in projects with local schools to help develop your confidence. As part of the course, we will also take you to local universities and involve you in enrichment activities linked to your pathway including our capital experience to London and annual overseas trip. All these experiences will enable you to be successful in your application to teacher training.


What Will I Study?

On this course, you will study a wide range of texts from different periods and genres; plays, novels, poetry and non-fiction. Through individual research and reading, group work and whole-class discussion, you will explore and analyse the texts. By the end of the course your oral, reading, writing and thinking skills will have improved significantly through the study of English Literature.

What Can I Do With My English Qualification?

A qualification in English is extremely valuable for employment in any field and for any higher education course. In this course, you will develop your thinking and communication skills to a high level which is particularly valuable for jobs within the professions, such as management, teaching, law and the media.

What Will I Study?

You will study a whole host of exciting and interesting topics during your course and look at a number of different approaches to psychology including cognitive, behavioural, physiological, social and areas such as relationships, memory, attachment, sleep, clinical psychology and mental health. You will also be given the opportunity for independent research in an area of psychology that interests you.

What Can I Do With My Psychology Qualification?

Many psychology students will go on to study for a degree in crime and society. Psychology also links well to any career where you need to understand how people think.

What Will I Study?

You will study a wide range of interesting and exciting sociology topics over the two years and will have the opportunity to develop a broad set of essential academic skills, including the ability to analyse and formulate clear, logical arguments with scope for extensive evaluation from a range of theoretical perspectives.

What Can I Do With My Sociology Qualification?

Sociology is a pathway to many careers and undergraduate programmes in teaching, journalism, criminology, nursing, social work, business, the legal profession and the armed forces; in fact any profession where you have to deal with people and consider their backgrounds.