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PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education
Earth Sciences / Geography Teaching
About the course
If you’ve got an undergraduate degree and are striving to become a secondary school Geography teacher, then studying our Secondary Geography PGCE with QTS will help you on your way. You’ll develop your subject specialist knowledge alongside hands-on classroom experience.
Why Secondary Geography PGCE with QTS?
A key element of your studies and learning takes place whilst you’re on placement. You’ll undertake a number of compulsory placements as part of your programme, in fact you’ll spend around 120 days in at least two partner schools.
You’ll experience the wider role of a teacher in secondary education. You’ll have the support of both subject and professional mentors in schools who will help you to develop your practice through observations, planning meetings, weekly tutorials, reports and in-depth lesson evaluations. Your university tutor will visit you in school to guide, support and evaluate your progress. Our partnership schools are situated across the local area including Kirklees, Calderdale, Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, and we’ll endeavour to place you in a convenient location.
We know you’re coming to university to undertake your course, meet new people and broaden your horizons. However, we also help you to focus on life after you have graduated to ensure that your hard work pays off and you achieve your ambition.
So while you’re here (and after you graduate) the Careers and Employability Service offer professional help, support and guidance.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Entry requirements An Honours degree (2:2 or above) with at least 50% relevant content in Drama. GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme) or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you will need IELTS 7.0 overall, with no element less than 6.5. If all or part of your qualifications are from outside the UK, we’ll need a UK ENIC statement of comparability. Other requirements: You must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively, and that you have the intellectual and academic potential to meet the required Teachers’ Standards by the end of the programme. You should provide two references. Where applicants have current or recent experience working with children or young people, one of the referees should be a member of staff who can comment on their potential to train to teach. Offers are subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure checks and applicants must not previously have been barred from teaching or working with children. We also ask you to complete a health declaration to ensure that you have the health and physical capacity to teach.