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PGCE Secondary (Geography) Bishop Grosseteste University

UK

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Summary

Overview

This PGCE course prepares you to teach Geography in either the 11 to 16 (with post-16 enhancement) or 14-19 age phases. It is a very practical course with around two thirds of the time spent in schools, mostly working with teachers and pupils, and around one third spent on directed study, with partnership training in the University and school. It is an integrated academic and professional preparation for teaching, combining study at either postgraduate or professional level with practical training to meet the Teachers’ Standards.

About The Course

This PGCE secondary Geography course draws upon the strong heritage and tradition of BGU within the field of Teacher Training, building upon expertise within the University’s School of Teacher Development. The course tutors are experienced geography teachers and researchers who are involved at a national level in curricular and examination developments in geography education. This course will equip you to become an outstanding teacher. BGU ‘enjoys an excellent reputation locally and employment rates are high’ (Ofsted 2010). You will spend two thirds of the year in partner schools and other educational settings gaining rich and varied experiences designed to support meeting the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Working with peers, tutors and school-based colleagues, you will develop your abilities to promote effective learning among 11-16 year olds. You will also have opportunities to gain experience of post-16 teaching.

You will consider the broader aspects of teaching, contexts for learning, the latest government initiatives and contemporary issues in teaching, learning and assessment. You will also work alongside trainee teachers of other subjects to consider cross-curricular aspects of education. These topics will introduce you to your career in the teaching profession.

Careers & Further Study

The teaching profession has a well-structured career pathway which moves progressively from initial teacher training through to newly qualified (NQT) status to qualified teacher. Many continue to work in our partner schools, becoming mentors to our trainee teachers, pursing further study to full Masters and Doctoral level at BGU and taking on leadership roles including Headships.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PGCE Secondary (Geography).

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£14,000.00 (14,36,967) per year

This fee for PGCE Primary and Secondary Programmes (including Non-salaried School Direct).

From

06-Sep-21

Venue

Bishop Grosseteste University

Lincoln,

Lincolnshire,

LN1 3DY, England

Entry requirement for international students

For all PGCE Secondary specialisms you will normally need: GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics at the time of application; A relevant honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above (Where the degree result is to be awarded in the year of application, we will require a predicted degree classification as part of an academic reference provided on the application); Experience; Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy; Declaration of Health; DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure. A minimum requirement of IELTS level 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in all four components.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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