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PGCE Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16)

PGCE Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16)

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Geography Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Eager to learn new and innovative approaches to geography education? Want to explore how pupils learn in geography and engage pupils in your passion? Keen to pass on your subject expertise – and continue to grow that knowledge throughout your career? Then this PGCE Secondary Geography is for you.

With the world opening up like never before, there’s no better time to train as a teacher of geography. You’ll receive the highest standard of professional training and be immersed in the very latest teaching methods.

Our programme will equip you with all the academic, professional and vocational skills you need to succeed. You’ll also have the opportunity to develop your RE and history subject knowledge so you can teach key stage 3 humanities.

Hands-on placement experience

You’ll develop your reflective and analytical skills, as well as boosting your own subject knowledge. To prepare for teaching geography at key stage 3 and 4, you’ll also get lots of hands-on experience in the classroom.

During your placement, you’ll work alongside your geography tutor and school-based mentor. They’ll help you apply your university learning to your own teaching and be there for you whenever you need support.

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).


The Expert Geography Teacher: Subject Knowledge as the Foundation of Expertise focuses on subject and curriculum knowledge in secondary geography education. Adopting a joint academic and professional focus, the module includes various strands of development that will enhance your subject knowledge in geography, including Key Stage 2 transition and post-16 education, while also exploring the geography curriculum, subject pedagogy and application to practice. You will critically reflect on the curriculum experiences of different types of learners, contribute to improvements in teaching geography in your placement settings, and develop the desire to continually improve your subject knowledge and pedagogy throughout your teaching career.

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Entry requirements

To join this PGCE, you will be expected to have: a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. Non-relevant subjects may be considered if you have an A Level (or equivalent qualification) in Geography and a willingness to engage in subject knowledge enhancement; GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence; a commitment to, and understanding of, secondary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher. Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

University information

Edge Hill University has been inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885. An ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’ fuels everything that the university does to deliver education excellence. Through its high-quality teaching, exceptional research and scholarship opportunities, Edge Hill opens doors to change. Given the right opportunities and environment students are empowered to create a different future, not just for themselves...more