Taught course

Secondary History PGCE (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 GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Maths
  • have to pass the NCTL skills tests in literacy and numeracy

Apply online at: www.ucas.com/ucas-teacher-training

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course overview

If you have a 2.1 degree or higher, either single or joint honours in history or allied subject, with a passion to share your love of the subject with young people then this course is for you.

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 History PGCE with us?

During the course, you will learn how to encourage young people’s understanding of History through your subject specialism.

The course is intended to produce Secondary History teachers who are reflective practitioners and who will be:

  • enthusiastic and confident in the classroom
  • pedagogically skilful and adaptable
  • specialists in the teaching of history
  • aware of how young people learn history
  • able to see their subject in the context of the whole curriculum
  • competent in a number of areas that cross Secondary school curriculum boundaries and see History in the wider context, contributing to pupils' personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development
  • able to work as part of a team.

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

How will I be taught?

Professional and academic learning takes place within University and partnership settings in lectures, seminars, practical workshops and tutorials.

School-based learning will move you from observation through group work to whole class teaching.

How will I be assessed?

  • Professional and academic learning is assessed through assignments and directed activities.
  • School-based learning is assessed holistically against the Teachers’ Standards.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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