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Secondary Geography - PGCE

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

18-SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Earth Sciences / Geography Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Do you believe that Geography has a key role to play in enabling young people to make sense of, to understand and to make a positive contribution to planet Earth? Are you determined to bring to life the physical and human world that your pupils live in? If so, our PGCE Secondary Geography course will provide you with access to becoming an inspiring teacher.

What's covered in the course?

If you’re passionate about young people and want to introduce them in an engaging and stimulating manner to the world that they inhabit and to Geography in all its forms – including physical, human and environmental - then we’re excited to train you to ensure you excel as a Geography teacher.

You’ll explore the skills and knowledge that Geography offers at secondary education level and train to become a confident, dynamic and creative teacher with the ability to make Geographical thinking and the Geographical mind accessible to all. You’ll discover how pupils learn and explore ways in which you can plan Geographical activities that will ensure they progress and develop their Geographical minds.

Exploring an inclusive and rich approach towards Geography you’ll discover and learn how to make the Geography curriculum in a way that will promote Geographical thinking; learning how to inspire and enthuse your pupils by taking them on exciting and stimulating Geographical journeys. You will be able to achieve this by developing your knowledge and understanding of a range of Geographical pedagogies. These can be used to help pupils to become more self-confident and critically informed about the planet that they inhabit.

This course has links with key subject associations, the Royal Geographical Society and the Geographical Association.

Another key feature of the course is its fieldwork component which includes an in depth consideration of how to devise and plan local urban fieldwork and residential fieldwork with a rural and physical Geography focus.

Modules

This module, School Experience 2, follows School Experience 1 and provides opportunities for you as a trainee teacher to enhance your achievement of the professional standards and expectations of teaching through practical, school-based experience. You will have the opportunity to work independently supported by experienced teachers and other education professionals to further develop your knowledge, understanding and skill in the classroom and the wider school environment. You will be able to implement theory and evidence-based understanding on an on-going and development basis into your teaching into the classroom. You will be assessed against the current statements of professional competence.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

13,980

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a good degree (minimum 2:2) in a relevant subject from a UK higher education institution or equivalent. They must have a GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in both English language and mathematics prior to enrolment and if you are offered an interview you will take a written test to assess your standard of English.