HELP!!!!! Can I study a PGCE Secondary with this degree.......................... ....

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    I want to be a secondary school English teacher and I understand I need to get a PGCE in Secondary English. However, the degree I wish to pursue is UEA's Amerian & English Literature. Would this count as the 50% English degree? It is classed as part of the American Studies school so I am worried I won't be able to pursue a PGCE after........ HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm sure that would be absolutely fine.

    American literature is still English (language) literature, so it's all relevant. Plus in secondary schools some of the most commonly studied texts are by American authors (Of Mice and Men and To Kill a Mockingbird spring to mind...).

    As far as I can tell, if all your modules were in either American or English Literature, your degree would be 100% relevant for a Secondary English PGCE (though I expect you'll have the chance to take options from other departments).

    If you get the chance to study any modules in language as well as literature, that could be worth doing, as apparently a lot of candidates for the PGCE don't have so much knowledge in this area.

    I applied for Secondary English despite having a French and History degree (with plenty of literature involved). Although I didn't get in, I had 2 interviews (TeachFirst and University of Nottingham), so clearly your degree isn't the most important factor.

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