What will I learn?

Course Summary

Our specialist PGCE Geography is a direct route to a career of which you can be proud. Geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places, this course develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of Geography within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications.

Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet. Our PGCE Geography aims to produce dynamic, confident, and innovative teachers who are committed to making Geography accessible for all.

This course has been planned jointly with geography teachers in our partner schools to prepare you to be sensitive to the need to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of geography and of education in schools. You'll work with dedicated subject mentors in our partnership schools; training in schools is of an extremely high quality, supportive but rigorous. Furthermore, our PGCE Geography trainees take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects, such as other humanities areas, primary phase or Special Education Needs and Diversity.

At Marjon, we pride ourselves on the quality of our initial teacher education programmes and the impact that has on your progress in schools, we recognise that you all start the PGCE Geography with different levels of knowledge and experience and the programme from the start is personalized to meet your needs.

What might you become?

Plymouth Marjon University is widely renowned for producing excellent teachers. Our partnerships are wide and diverse, having been praised by Ofsted (2014) formaking "effective use of local diversity and wider links which ensures trainees have breadth and variety in their training, so making them highly employable". We linked to partnership schools throughout the South West, London and overseas.

How will you be taught?

Collaborative learning, critical reflection and a strong culture of support underpin the PGCE Geography. You will have a minimum of 120 days in school in 2 block placements and 12 weeks in University undertaking a range of activities, teaching includes lectures, seminars, field work, workshops, conferences, tutorials, independent study or research and school based training.

How will you be assessed?

Assessments relates to your development of practice in school. All are coursework based, you will generate reflective journals, portfolios, essays and presentations.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (US$ 16,516) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Plymouth Marjon University

Derriford Road,

Plymouth,

PL6 8BH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

A degree at 2:2 or above. GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification). Experience of working with young people. IELTS: 6.5 or equivalent for postgraduate study.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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