The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

We give priority to applicants who have at least grade B in GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent ‘O’ levels or IGCSEs). We do not accept adult literacy and adult numeracy as equivalent to GCSE, nor do we accept GCSE English literature instead of GCSE English.

If you do not meet the GCSE requirement, you can do an equivalence test. Our ITT partner e-Qualitas recognises the tests offered by Equivalency Testing (

We give priority to applicants who have at least a 2.1 honours degree. If your degree is not in the subject you are applying to teach, you must explain how you have degree-level expertise in the subject. Applicants with a 2.2 honours degree plus a master’s degree are also given priority.

If your degree is lower than a 2.1, you must explain why and demonstrate that you have the academic potential to become an outstanding teacher and to work at master’s level in the academic element of the course.

All overseas qualifications, GCSE, GCE and Degree level, must be checked for UK equivalence by NARIC

Other qualifications and experience
Successful applicants should have a minimum of two weeks( ten days) in-school experience e.g. from school visits and voluntary work, as this gives an understanding of the teaching role and its responsibilities.