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how is an english degree relevant to national curriculum?

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by mcramd, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Hello
    I am wondering if anyone can help me with the following question
    how is an english degree relevant to national curriculum?
    I am awaiting my english pgce interview and i have been advised that this question may come up in the interview process and although i am aware of the national curriculum i do not know what would be a decent answer.
    Please help
  2. shoegal44

    shoegal44 New commenter


    A friend of mine was asked this question for her English PGCE interview (thank god I wasn't)!

    She answered that the skills you learn in English are transferable to every subject: the ability to write clearly, to structure an argument, the ability to verbally argue a point, reading skills etc. She said that the interviewer seemed very impressed!

    Hope that helps, and good luck! I had my English PGCE interview in November and I'm still waiting!!
  3. Thats brilliant, thankyou very much.
    It gives me a better idea of what to say.
    Hope that you here something back soon, its a pain with all the government places etc as the unis just dont know how many they have. Fingers crossed you get it!

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