Entry Requirements

Entry to the PGCE programme is conditional on:
  • Graduate or equivalent status
  • The relevance of an Honours degree content to the chosen specialist subject(s) (current University of Exeter students are allowed to take up to 30 credits outside of their degree programme, some of which may strengthen an application for a PGCE)
  • For those applying to Secondary: passes at GCSE in English and Mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent (or for GCSEs taken from Summer 2017 onwards, grade 4 or above) 
  • For those applying to Primary: passes at GCSE in English, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above or equivalent (or for GCSEs taken from Summer 2017 onwards, grade 4 or above). Please note: although the DfE minimum requirement is a grade C/grade 4 at GCSE, we will generally only consider applicants with a grade B/grade 5 or above for Mathematics and English and a grade C/grade 4 or above for Science for the Primary programme
  • If you do not have the required pass at grade C/grade 4 in either GCSE English, Mathematics or Science, and are not able to gain this qualification before the start of the course, we will accept a Grade 4 pass in the English, Mathematics and Science equivalency test offered by http://www.equivalencytesting.com
  • Selection based on the information provided on the UCAS Teacher Training application
  • Selection based on a successful interview – currently online interview due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • A medical report which is deemed satisfactory
  • A completed Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check which is deemed satisfactory by the University http://www.exeter.ac.uk/dbs/
  • Note:  It is the University of Exeter’s policy that the level 2 certificate in Adult Literacy or Numeracy is not acceptable as an equivalent to GCSE English/Mathematics.
  • Please note the above criteria are the national minimum entry requirements to be considered for a PGCE course.
  • Are you an undergraduate at the University of Exeter?  If so, find out if you’re eligible for a guaranteed PGCE interview.
 

 

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