Taught course

PGCE Secondary Education with Geography

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Education

Entry requirements

Degree - Minimum of 2:1 (or equivalent) although a 2.2 will be considered. GCSE Grade C or above for English and Mathematics. Recent secondary school classroom observation experience. Candidates must take part in individual and group interviews with representatives from schools as well as University tutors.

Months of entry


Course content

Our specialist PGCE in Secondary Education with Geography is a direct route to a career of which you can be proud. Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places, this course develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of Geography within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications.

Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainabilityof the planet and this course aims to produce dynamic, confident, and innovative teachers who are committed to making Geography accessible for all.

This course has been planned jointly with geography teachers in our partner schools to prepare you to be sensitive to the need to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of geography and of education in schools. Furthermore, our PGCE Geography trainees take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects, such as other humanities areas, primary phase or Special Education Needs and Diversity.

We work with a dedicated team of Subject Mentors in our Partnership schools – many of whom we have worked with over a number of years. Training in schools is of an extremely high quality, supportive but rigorous.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Kate Brimacombe
01752 636700 ext 5714