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PGCE Primary with Humanities

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

9 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Social Sciences / Humanities / Culture Teaching / Training Teaching In Primary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Primary Humanities PGCE is run by a team of committed, passionate and experienced staff who offer a diverse range of expertise and a genuine conviction that our approach to teacher education is the best way to develop outstanding teachers. Staff have extensive school and university teaching experience, and are active in researching in and working with schools to push forward the frontiers of Primary Geography and Primary History teaching. We train you to be critical and creative, and to become educational leaders in your own right!

Overview

Trainees following the Primary Humanities pathway will learn to teach across the primary curriculum and will take an additional specialist module in primary humanities

A practical and interactive course, the humanities pathway focuses on the methods, skills and processes distinct to teaching history and geography. It will prepare you to teach creatively through experiencing fieldwork, active learning and relating theory to practice. You will consider links to other curriculum areas and education for citizenship.

Taught through seminars and workshops, there is an emphasis on collaborative group work as well as self-study and the programme aims to prepare you to take on the role of humanities coordinator as your career develops.

Learning

We provide unrivalled opportunities for trainees to achieve through our highly original Exeter Teaching Model. The programme runs over three terms with each term providing progressively more school-based work training.

By learning on campus for most of the first term you access the tools to rapidly build professional knowledge to underpin your work in school placements. The taught element is made up of timetabled seminars, lectures and self-directed study. You will be asked to work individually and as part of small and larger groups.

Our unique approach gives you opportunities to learn and become part of a community of trainees and teachers who are passionate about education, and will support you during your course and beyond. We carry out a detailed skills audit with every trainee so we understand your particular development needs and can personalise elements of training to strengthen the skills you need to excel as a teacher.

Modules

The principal aims of the module are to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the background issues and practice of the current teaching of Humanities in the primary school, and to enable them to meet the Standards for the Award of Qualified Teacher Status.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

20,000

Entry requirements

We are looking for graduates with a 2:1 or above in their first degree in History or Geography or a related subject, such as Theology, Philosophy, Peace and Conflict studies or Intercultural studies. We expect you to have at least A-level History or Geography (your A-level should be in Geography if your degree is History-based and in History if your degree is Geography-based). While as standard we normally only accept applicants who meet this criteria, if you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or are coming from a different academic background which is equivalent to degree level, you are welcome to make an application through UCAS for consideration or contact our PGCE Admissions team for more information. We advise all applicants to gain some school-based experience in a state school prior to interview. Although this is not essential it would be an advantage to be able to reflect on any school-based experience or experience working with young people in another context at interview. Passes at GCSE in English, Mathematics and Science at Grade C. Please note that although the DfE requirement is a grade C, we will generally only consider applicants with a grade B or above in Mathematics and English and a grade C in Science.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more

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