PGCE Secondary French / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2022

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Academic entry qualification overview

  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree. If you are not a native French speaker, approximately 50% or more of your degree content should have focused on French.
  • A strong academic record at A-level (or equivalent), including French, German or Spanish.
  • You should also be able to speak a second language (German or Spanish). If this is at beginners' level, you would be required to develop it through a funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement course, available at various institutions.
  • Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.

English language

In addition to a grade C at GCSE in English Language, applicants whose first language is not English are required to meet the following language requirements:
  • IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0, or
  • TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other sub-sections, or
  • Pearson PTE overall score of 62 with a minimum score of 62 in writing and 59 in the other sub-sections, or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) overall score of 176 or above, with 176 in writing and no sub-section below 169.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Relevant work experience

We recommend that you spend at least two days observing modern language teaching in a UK state secondary school prior to attending an interview.

Professional entry qualification

Applicants who do not meet this criteria, but who have four years of relevant postgraduate employment or voluntary work, may be considered at the discretion of the Admissions Tutor.