Edge Hill University

Degree level: Postgraduate

PGCE Secondary History (Taught)

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Course summary

This long-established, popular programme incorporates high quality tutoring and excellent placement support with opportunities to work with leading practitioners from the world of history education. You will be encouraged to develop innovative and modern approaches to teaching and learning, including the use of ICT, to make you a high quality and successful history teacher at secondary school level. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to explore different aspects of your subject knowledge. If you are a graduate and want to excite the imagination and develop the historical awareness of secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16, 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. Weekly tasks undertaken in schools will enable you to develop an understanding of effective teaching and learning approaches which will inform University based sessions. The most demanding assignment is a reflective and analytical piece of classroom-based research in which you will consider how pupils learn history, and how your teaching can make that more effective. 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 from a UK university. Non-relevant subjects may be considered if you have an A Level in History; •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.


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 History at Edge Hill University - UCAS