In 2017, there were 37,500 teachers of English in state funded secondary schools. Of these, 81.2% of teachers had a relevant post A level qualification in English or a related subject such as linguistics or language studies. A relevant post A level qualification is defined as a first degree or higher, BEd degree, PGCE, Certificate of Education or another qualification at Level 4 or above.
These figures relate to all teachers in state funded secondary schools regardless of the age range of the school. Figures on the qualifications of teachers are not routinely broken down by the year group of the class taught.
No separate figures are available for 16-19 providers.