Taught course

Secondary Geography (including School Direct) with QTS

Institution
University of Chester · Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally:

  • hold or be expected to gain a minimum 2:1 degree
  • have relevant experience in state schools (minimum 10 days) and must have some experience of working with young people
  • have GCSE grade C in English Language and Maths
  • have to pass the NCTL skills tests in literacy and numeracy

Months of entry

September

Course content

Share and develop your interest in geography through teaching, and develop as a reflective practitioner, encouraging and supporting learners.

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.

We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

Why Study Secondary Geography (including School Direct) with QTS with us?

The course is designed to support, stimulate and develop the emerging Secondary Geography teacher. The main areas of focus will assist in the development of reflective, professional, practitioners eager to engage, contribute and lead in school based learning for children and young adults. Trainees will demonstrate:

  • confidence and enthusiasm that engages and inspires.
  • an understanding of best practice and a growing repertoire of effective learning and teaching methods.
  • a value of and commitment to collaborative learning.
  • a recognition of assessment as a key to successful learning; and develop a range of effective approaches, strategies and techniques that engage and stimulate the learner.
  • an understanding of the place and purpose of the subject within the curriculum today, securely knowing why it is relevant to young people.
  • a wide range of teaching skills being applied in contrasting settings, showing adaptability and flexibility.

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.

Core (University-led) Route

This one-year, full-time course, leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE Secondary) from the University of Chester. Successful completion also results in the completion of three M level modules which may be used towards a Master's Degree. All candidates wishing to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) will be required to pass skills tests in numeracy and literacy before you can start the course.

While we may be one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK, we’re also a modern and innovative institution, with a well-deserved reputation for the quality of our education. The Faculty of Education and Children’s Services has been awarded 'Outstanding' status by Ofsted, credited with delivering "high levels of academic and pastoral care" - Ofsted Report 2016.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Education and Children's Services
Email
education@chester.ac.uk