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PGCE Secondary - Geography PGCE Secondary leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)

PGCE Secondary - Geography PGCE Secondary leading to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (Wales & beyond through the CaBan partnership)

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Mathematics Teaching Teaching (General) Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of how children and adolescents learn, and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop as a creative and innovative teacher. You will learn about adolescent’s development through the Secondary sector and be supported to become an excellent teacher. This PGCE with QTS is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable further afield for entry into the teaching profession.

On successful completion of the PGCE, Geography Associate Teachers (ATs) will understand the complexities of Geography teaching and learning, and will have an enhanced appreciation of its critical value to learners as active citizens. The programme will develop teachers who promote the subject`s contemporary relevance in today`s society and who: Use contemporary local, national and international issues and events to deliver key concepts, processes and ideas; Use constructivist principles and practices to inform the planning of learning; Skilled in the use of AfL practice that accurately identifies progress and triggers appropriate intervention following evaluation; Ensure subject progress is accessible to all and that learning is inclusive and embraces diversity; Appreciate the dynamic nature of Geography and its philosophical nuances; Developing an investigative and enquiry approach to learning that inspires learners, fostering curiosity, questioning and a capacity to make informed balanced decisions; Using technology, current techniques and GIS to enhance learning; can teach a cogent sense of place and identity (with particular reference to Wales), referring to key specific geographical features and processes, human and physical.

PGCE Secondary with QTS is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable further afield for entry into the teaching profession. It fully prepares you for the demands of teaching in Wales and beyond. Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country’s Teachers’ Professional Body. The CaBan programmes prepare you for a wide range of roles within education and develops essential leadership skills. There is a growing body of evidence that school leadership has an impact on student outcomes second only to the influence of teachers in the classroom. Within the CaBan partnership we have international expertise and experience of the latest leadership theory and research. This expertise impacts on both the content of this programme and the significant developments across the region and at national level with respect to developing strong and effective leadership teams in our schools. The programme also offers short placements in Secondary and Special Schools, short/full placements in Outdoor Centres and other education related settings to ensure you have enhanced experience specific to your individual interests.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have at least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in an area related to subject of study; Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language (First Language), Welsh Literature. Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C/grade 4 must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language; Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved; GCSE Grade C/Grade 4 in Science; GCSE grade B equivalency tests in English and mathematics are available to applicants for admission to the teacher education courses for the next academic session at Bangor University. Applicants wishing to undertake the equivalency test must already have a grade C in GCSE standard. A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve their personal use of the Welsh Language.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more