About this course
This course qualifies you to be a secondary teacher of music in England and Wales.
Music is a universal language. By teaching this subject, you will be responsible for unlocking your pupils’ creativity, as well as developing their love of music and their ability to express themselves.
If you have a first or 2:1, you could be eligible for a bursary to help fund your teacher training.
A quality music education will play an important role in young people’s learning, whether they go on to become talented, adept musicians or just gain a deeper understanding of different forms and styles of music.
You can help your pupils develop not only enduring instrumental and composition skills, but passions and interests that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
There are three elements to secondary training at the University of East London: subject studies, general professional studies and school-based training. It differs from courses offered by other universities in that it is very much subject-based.
- Minimum 2.2 Honours degree or above in the subject area applicant plans to teach.
- We would normally expect you to have Grade A - C in GCSE English and Mathematics (See below for accepted equivalences)
The entire interview process lasts about three hours. During the interview you will be asked to talk about a current educational issue. Please ensure you have done some research into current educational issues in advance of the interview. You could, for example, read recent editions of the Times Educational Supplement.
Our aim is to find out as much as we can about your attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding in order to shape training opportunities for you, should you be offered a place on the programme.
Your responses to these tasks and activities will be considered alongside all the other evidence to assess your suitability for the Primary PGCE programme.
During the individual interview you will be given the chance to talk with a tutor about the programme and any other issues that are relevant.