Edge Hill University

Degree level: Postgraduate

PGCE Secondary Geography (Taught)

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Course summary

This programme will equip you with a range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of Geography. You will experience professional training, delivered to the highest standards, immersing you in the very latest teaching and learning pedagogies. The aim is to develop your reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further your own subject knowledge. The programme is acknowledged to be at the cutting edge of new approaches to innovative Geography education in the classroom as well as incorporating an excellent fieldwork experience. If you are a graduate and want to develop secondary school pupils’ practical research skills and knowledge of the world around them, this is the programme for you.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against academic criteria at Level 7 and the QTS Standards. Various other tasks will enable you to show your competence in ICT and other areas of Geography, including a fieldwork-based assessment. Before the end of your PGCE you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your Induction Year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

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

How to apply

International applicants

Please visit our website: edgehill.ac.uk/international

Entry requirements

To join this PGCE, you will be expected to have: •A degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. Non-relevant subjects may be considered if you have an A Level (or equivalent qualification) in Geography and a willingness to engage in subject knowledge enhancement; •GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); •Satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence; •A commitment to, and understanding of, secondary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher. Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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PGCE Secondary Geography at Edge Hill University - UCAS