With high levels of literacy required in so many walks of life, studying English to an advanced level is essential for most pupils.


What’s involved?

English is a core subject in all Scottish secondary schools and the English department will always be one of the biggest in the school.

English teaching spans a wide range of topics including study of the language itself, communications and literature. As well as ensuring high standards of literacy, English teachers inspire pupils to understand and use their language as a creative medium.

English teacher training options

To teach English, you need a degree in English plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or a degree that combines education with English studies.