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    Does anybody do this course and can provide more information before I attend an open day? I've had a look on the Edge Hill Website but it doesn't give much information away, is anybody else thinking of applying for this course?

    I also saw another article on here which gained a few replies, but I'd like to adapt it and ask it again, would you recommend doing English Language then a PGCE in English, or just the Secondary English Education course, which is 3 years instead of the 4?

    I'd be so grateful for any replies, I'm totally stuck on which to apply and would like more information before I attend the open day.

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    (Original post by josh.m)
    Does anybody do this course and can provide more information before I attend an open day? I've had a look on the Edge Hill Website but it doesn't give much information away, is anybody else thinking of applying for this course?

    I also saw another article on here which gained a few replies, but I'd like to adapt it and ask it again, would you recommend doing English Language then a PGCE in English, or just the Secondary English Education course, which is 3 years instead of the 4?

    I'd be so grateful for any replies, I'm totally stuck on which to apply and would like more information before I attend the open day.

    Thanks
    Personally, I think it would be safer to do Lang degree, then a PGCE simply because you will leave your option wide open in case you end up leaving the profession, which a lot do.

    Your latter degree, only teaches you about English in a secondary school environment. It will give you a general gist of how to teach Lit/Lang/Media/Drama/Poetry, etc etc. It deals with a lot more theory than practise. Whereas, PGCE is more theory AND practise at the same time, in one whole year, which is why it's really stressful.

    I personally would rather study an English degree, so I can have the required subject knowledge from various things, from classical poetry to studying phonetics, rather than learning this and that about how English is taught at a secondary level.
 
 
 
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