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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

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History History Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools

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Course Summary

About the course

This largely school-based course is designed to give you the subject-specific knowledge, secure understanding of educational theory and practical teaching skills to lead learning; initiate change; and thrive as a teacher in a challenging and rewarding profession.

In your taught sessions, you attend lectures and seminars designed to develop your awareness and understanding of professional issues; the nature and content of the Secondary History curriculum; the role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the teaching of Secondary History, and in aspects of teaching such as planning and assessment.

During the course, you spend around 70% of your time in placement schools where you are trained to teach across the 11-16 age range. You develop the skills and knowledge to teach history in a creative and imaginative way, using a variety of different approaches.

When you successfully complete the course, you achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to work in a school as a teacher.


The Evidence Informed Curriculum Specialist (EDC176-6) - Core
The Curriculum Specialist (Secondary History) (EDC169-6) - Core
School Experience 2 (EDC178-6) - Core
School Experience 1 (EDC177-6) - Core

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. Normally a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in the subject for which you are applying to teach or a degree of which at least 50% is in that subject. A levels in the subject and/or related subjects are desirable. A standard equivalent to a grade 4 (or GCSE A to C) in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics. To have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0 if your first language is not English and you do not have GCSE grade C in English. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check and all other safeguarding checks required at the time of application.

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