PGCE - Secondary - Geography at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

We are in a stunning location and able to draw on the geographical resources of the Faithful City, the River Severn and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Malvern Hills, all on our doorstep. We'll explore and develop the key issues in geography including the interactions of physical and human processes, changing landscapes, globalisation, development and sustainability. At Worcester we encourage you to think in a new way about the world and to develop expertise in teaching directly from the real world. We'll show you how to plan and deliver outside the classroom - and you'll benefit from a range of visits, conferences and experiences. Key features

  • Explore a wider range of strategies for teaching secondary geography
  • Become familiar with the use of a range of assessment strategies to assess, record and report on the progress of your pupils
  • Develop an awareness of the value of learning outside the classroom and the wider global frameworks for education
  • Develop a professional network through the Worcester Geographical Association.
NB Geography is offered through both Core and School Direct routes.


  • Subject Knowledge with a Deep Understanding
  • Specialist Subject Opportunities
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional Studies
  • Enhancement Activities
  • Your career

Assessment method

  • School experience in a range of settings.
  • Professional Studies sessions in school and at University.
  • University-led workshops, lectures, seminars, fieldwork and guest lectures.
  • Study of key texts and supplementary reading.
  • Participation in high level professional discussion, peer presentations and debate.
  • Directed studies, case studies and problem solving tasks; development of practice-based competence and skills of critical reflection through guided individual mentoring during placements.
  • One-to-one academic and personal tutorial support including access to our first class Firstpoint services

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

Entry requirements

Please see the University website for up-to-date and more comprehensive entry requirements. Honours degree (normally 2:2 or higher) from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification, in Geography or a related subject (at least 50% Geography). Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis. Grade C/4 at GCSE in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) passed at the time of entry. School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview. At interview we will discuss relevant prior school experience or opportunities applicants have had to work with school aged children. It is at this point that we would discuss with a candidate whether additional school experience would support an individual in their decision that teaching is right for them

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see the university website for fee details.
PGCE - Secondary - Geography at University of Worcester - UCAS