An honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of geography.
Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics, or equivalent. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only, we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.
You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in subject-related, or other related educational activities.
Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.
Months of entry
Qualify to teach secondary geography through a wide-ranging PGCE course encompassing everything from on-campus study to school-based work experience.
- Enhance your knowledge of geography-specific pedagogy and skills through university sessions and school-based placements.
- Learn about the generic professional aspects of teaching such as behaviour management, use of data and assessment to inform planning and teaching, supporting students with special educational needs and EAL learners.
- Use a range of methods to develop your skills during school-based training including teaching whole classes, working with smaller groups or individual students.
Become a qualified teacher through a range of school-based training and university-based sessions. Throughout the course you are encouraged to critically reflect on your progress through personal, academic and professional review tutorials.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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