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 B/Grade 5 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language (First Language), Welsh Literature. Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C/grade 4 must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language.
  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.
  • GCSE grade B equivalency tests in English and mathematics are available to applicants for admission to the teacher education courses for the next academic session at Bangor University. Applicants wishing to undertake the equivalency test must already have a grade C at GCSE standard.
  • A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve personal use of the Welsh Language.

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01248 351151