St Mary’s University PGCE

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St Mary’s University PGCE

St Mary’s is London’s second largest teacher training course provider, with a significant proportion of our 6,000 students training to teach on primary and secondary courses.

In line with the University Mission Statement, our PGCE programmes seek to prepare teachers for both religious and secular schools at home and abroad, with special provision for those intending to teach in Roman Catholic and other Christian schools.

Our course tutors are all skilful teachers themselves, with many years of successful experience in the state primary and secondary sectors. They have gained success in managing the learning of students and have built good relationships with partnership schools and mentors, many of whom make valued contributions to the courses in the University.

St Mary’s Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Education courses have been judged by OfSTED, the government department that regulates teacher training, to be ‘outstanding’ – the highest grade attainable in an OfSTED inspection.

The programmes were deemed to be outstanding for both ‘overall effectiveness’ and the ‘capacity for further improvement and/or sustaining overall quality’ following the inspection, which was conducted in March 2011.

Primary PGCE UCAS codes:

  • Full-time: X100
  • Part-time: X103
  • Full-time (Physical Education Specialist): 2TYR

Secondary PGCE UCAS codes:

  • Science with Biology: C1X1
  • Science with Chemistry: F1X1
  • Science with Physics: F3X1
  • Mathematics: G1X1
  • Religious Education: V6X1
  • Modern Foreign Languages: R9X1
  • Geography: F8X1
  • Physical Education: C6XC
  • English: School Direct only
  • History: School Direct only