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Secondary History with QTS (School Direct) PGCE

Secondary History with QTS (School Direct) PGCE

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

History Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach across the History secondary school curriculum.

You’ll explore inclusive ways to teach history, and develop your ability to teach different historical concepts such as causation, interpretation, change and continuity.

Some of the key topics you’ll consider include how to use sources, the importance of the medium of language when teaching history, differentiation in the history classroom, and gender and ethnicity in the teaching and learning of history.

You’ll typically have a series of guest lectures, by speakers from The National Archives and Historic England to local teachers, to help you explore ways to teach History.

You’ll also go on trips to history museums in the local area, as well as a history tour of Manchester. These activities give you the opportunity to focus on the preparations teachers do before a class trip, and the experience your students will gain outside of the classroom.

When you’re at Manchester Met, you’ll mainly study with your PGCE History group. You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona. You’ll also learn through peer-collaboration, sharing knowledge with your fellow history trainees.

You won’t simply explore ways to teach your class about World War One or migration and the British Empire. You’ll spend at least 120 days on placements in schools, gradually increasing your involvement to become the class teacher.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Most of our graduates go on to work as History teachers in secondary schools.

When you graduate, you’ll achieve 60 masters’ level credits. You could put these towards a masters degree to help you develop your career in the field of education.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Degree You will normally have a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. Your degree needs to support the subject knowledge requirements of the National Curriculum for History. For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations, we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree. GCSEs You will also need GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. However, applicants are able to apply with GCSEs pending for this course as we can offer MMU GCSE Equivalency tests.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more

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