Hi all, I'm currently halfway through a PhD in American literature. I've done some teaching at undergrad level and in schools through a widening participation charity and am confident that I want to become a teacher, as teaching is what I have enjoyed the most throughout my PhD and feel most passionate about. My degree is in English and French (2.1), masters in American literature (dist.) and I worked in France for a year after university. I am attracted to the MFL PGCE, partially because the funding available makes it the most feasible option, and because I love French and would like to retain it as an important part of my life. However, I don't have a second language, which concerns me - I know PGCE courses 'prefer' candidates to have a second language, but I'm not sure what this means in practice or how this impacts admissions. Alternatively, I am considering the Researchers in Schools programme in English, but I can't find it stated clearly anywhere that you come out of the programme with a PGCE. The qualification is important to me as I need to be able to teach in N.I. or Ireland as well as England. Can anyone offer advice on which subject and path would be best to pursue? Ideally, I would love to be able to teach both French and English to A-level. Is this realistic? Do schools hire teachers with expertise across different departments? Thanks for any responses!