Guaranteed PGCE interview criteria for University of Exeter undergraduates

If you’re an undergraduate at the University of Exeter you could be guaranteed an interview for a PGCE programme.

The criteria that guarantee an interview are outlined below in the table and additional notes. If you do not meet these criteria you are still very welcome to apply and will be considered for an interview.

Please note that all criteria are subject to change.

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PGCE subject specialismPredicted degree classification Relevant University of Exeter undergraduate subject area 
Primary English  2.1 English, Psychology, Sociology, Drama, Languages, Film Studies
Primary Humanities  2.1 History, Geography, Archaeology, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Environmental Studies, Classics
Primary Modern Foreign Languages  2.1 Modern Languages (French, German or Spanish)
Primary Mathematics  2.1 Maths, BSc Psychology, Business & Management, Physics
Primary Science  2.1 Biosciences, Physics, Sport & Health Sciences, Archaeology, Environmental Science, Geology, Geography, Psychology, Zoology
Secondary English  2.1 English, Drama
Secondary History  2.1 History, Classical Studies, Politics, International Relations, Ancient History, Archaeology
Secondary Mathematics  2.2 Maths, Computer Science, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Engineering, Physics
Secondary Modern Foreign Languages [French]  2.2 French + a second language capability at GCSE or (preferably) A level
Secondary Modern Foreign Languages [German]  2.2 German + a second language capability at GCSE or (preferably) A level
Secondary Modern Foreign Languages [Spanish]  2.2 Spanish  + a second language capability at GCSE or (preferably) A level
Secondary Physical Education  2.1 Sport & Health Sciences, Psychology
Secondary Religious Education  2.1 Theology, Arab & Islamic studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology
Secondary Science [Biology/Biology with Psychology]  2.1 Biosciences, Zoology, Medical Science, Physiology, Sports Science
Secondary Science [Biology with Psychology]   Biosciences, Psychology, Zoology, Medical Science, Physiology, Sports Science
Secondary Science [Chemistry]  2.2  No relevant University of Exeter UG subject areas
Secondary Science [Physics]  2.2 Physics, Engineering, Mining Engineering, Physics with Astrophysics

Additional criteria

  • For applicants to all PGCE programmes, excluding those with a Single or Combined Honours Education degree: Experience in schools or equivalent is required.  This should be in the relevant age group for your course.  The primary PGCE requires at least 2 weeks of recent experience.
  • For all applicants to Primary programmes: Grade B or above in GCSE Maths and English is required, as well as C or above in GCSE Science.
  • For all applicants to Primary programmes: Grade B or above at A level in the relevant specialist subject is required
  • For applicants to all Modern Foreign Language programmes: native speakers can have a degree in any subject, but must have a good command of English.