After earning her BA (Hons) degree in English, Jessica wanted to share her passion for the subject with others. "The thing I liked the most about my course was the support from tutors and the ability to work in schools to gain hands on experience. My favourite experience at the university was meeting and working with fellow trainees. We could share ideas, learn lots and have a good laugh.

"My career ambitions were to teach English in a secondary school and to develop a love of learning in my students. I am currently two terms into my NQT year, and with one term left to go, things are going well, I have my dream job and I have achieved my ambitions."

Coming to university changed my life because it gave me more independence and continued to fuel my love of learning. It helped me to gain the right and best qualifications for my dream job of teaching.

After finishing her PGCE, Jessica now works as an English teacher at St Bernard's Catholic High School. "My current career ambitions would be to become a head or second of department. I would also like to teach abroad once I have more experience under my belt!

"The most satisfying parts of my job is the moment when the topic suddenly  clicks in the students mind, especially when they’ve worked so hard, and when students enjoy my lessons, thanking me as they leave the classroom."

Secondary English with QTS (11-16)

PGCE Secondary Education with QTS: English prepares you to become a specialist English teacher, trained to deliver the essential knowledge and skills that make English such a wide ranging and exciting subject.

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