Taught course

PGCE Secondary - Geography

Bangor University · School of Education and Human Development

Entry requirements

    • At least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in an area related to subject of study.
    • Grade C/Grade 4 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh First Language, Welsh Literature.
    • Grade C/Grade 4 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.
    • A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve personal use of the Welsh Language.
    • Applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check for the child workforce including a check of the children’s barred lists. Applicants who have lived outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence. 
    • Applicants should reflect carefully on their ability to meet the rigours and demands of the profession. Refer to the Considerations for Applicants to Initial Teacher Education Programmes.
    • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements - IELTS Level 7 overall (with no element below 6.5).

Months of entry


Course content

On successful completion of the PGCE, Geography Associate Teachers (ATs) will understand the complexities of Geography teaching and learning, and will have an enhanced appreciation of its critical value to learners as active citizens.The programme will develop teachers who promote the subject`s contemporary relevance in today`s society and who:

  • Use contemporary local, national and international issues and events to deliver key concepts, processes and ideas;
  • Use constructivist principles and practices to inform the planning of learning;
  • Skilled in the use of AfL practice that accurately identifies progress and triggers appropriate intervention following evaluation;
  • Ensure subject progress is accessible to all and that learning is inclusive and embraces diversity;
  • Appreciate the dynamic nature of Geography and its philosophical nuances;
  • Developing an investigative and enquiry approach to learning that inspires learners, fostering curiosity, questioning and a capacity to make informed balanced decisions;
  • Using technology, current techniques and GIS to enhance learning;
  • can teach a cogent sense of place and identity (with particular reference to Wales), referring to key specific geographical features and processes, human and physical;

The Secondary PGCE programme is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of how children and adolescents learn, and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop as a creative and innovative teacher. You will learn about adolescent’s development through the Secondary sector and be supported to become an excellent teacher.

This course is also offered through the medium of Welsh.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements - IELTS Level 7 overall (with no element below 6.5).

Fees and funding

Please see our Fees & Finances pages for more information. You can also visit our Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries to learn more about funding available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01248 351151