Taught course

PGCE Secondary - Geography

Institution
Durham University · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

  • The equivalent of a UK upper second class honours degree of which approximately 50% is comprised of Geography or a closely related subject
  • Significant and relevant subject knowledge and recent experience of the Geography teaching environment
  • A demonstrable interest and involvement in the lives and development of young people
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above (or equivalent) which must be achieved at the time of application

Months of entry

September

Course content

The PGCE Secondary is the first phase of a career-long process of personal and professional development, which will equip you to become a secondary school teacher. The PGCE Secondary is a course in Initial Teacher Training which is accredited by the DfE, the successful completion of which will accord you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Our course has recently been inspected by Ofsted which resulted in an “Outstanding” grading for all aspects of our provision.

Subject pedagogy is explored in curriculum groups, examining techniques for making each subject accessible and stimulating in a classroom environment..

After a preparatory fortnight in a primary school the course begins a series of school visits, curriculum sessions and tutorials which combine the theoretical and research based dimensions of the course, school observations and personal perspectives of issues prior to the short Preliminary practice. This pattern is repeated in the New Year before the long practice.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Education
Email
ed.ite@durham.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)191 334 8406