Geography - PGCE, Master

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
This PGCE course will train you to teach Geography to GCSE level. Geography is a dynamic and relevant subject for all children to study and this course aims to equip you with the knowledge and professional competence to succeed as a teacher in this subject.

About

What will I experience?

On this course you can:
  • Undertake placements with our network of experience training schools
  • Train in classroom management techniques as you study the theory underpinning them
  • Develop your subject knowledge

What opportunities might it lead to?

The course is accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). This means that successful completion of the PGCE in geography will enable you to gain Qualified Teacher Status and will provide for a career in secondary teaching. On recent figures, over 90% of our students each year gain employment with 60% of those getting jobs in our partnership schools.Applications should be made through UCAS Teacher Training. You can find out more information and apply online at Programme code: F8X1This course may also be studied under the School Direct model.

Programme Assessment

The course lasts 36 weeks between September and June, with one third of the time spent in University-based sessions such as lectures, group participation and guided reading, and the remainder working in at least two of our partner schools.You will be supported by tutors while in the university, and by professional and subject mentors while in schools, encouraging the development of teaching skills specifically for the secondary sector and blending work-based learning experience and supervised teaching practice.The programme offers trainees a choice between the Professional and the Postgraduate route, with the latter allowing trainees to graduate with 60 M-level credits.The assessment procedures adopted throughout the course are mainly formative in nature and designed to ensure that trainees meet the Standards for Qualifying to Teach.In each term you will be assessed on:
  • The development of your teaching skills
  • A formal assignment
  • An interview in which you will demonstrate the evidence collected towards the standards including your subject knowledge
  • Throughout the course you will collate a portfolio of evidence based on schoolwork, observations of teaching, tasks and assignments.

Student Destinations

Career opportunities within teaching are now far wider and more diverse than ever before. After a few years of teaching, relatively recently qualified teachers are able to gain promotion (responsibility) points for leadership within their subject. Alternatively some teachers prefer to pursue a pastoral route and may gain promotion to Year Head or other pastoral roles. There are also opportunities to become a Subject Leader, which allows effective classroom teachers to gain recognition for their excellence in the classroom without needing to move to more administrative positions. After some experience of middle management successful teachers may progress to senior management as Senior Teacher, Deputy Head or Head.At the end of the training period, more than 90% of the trainees went into full-time employment in schools within the Portsmouth University Partnership.

Accreditation

Qualified Teacher status (QTS) on recommendation to the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Programme Structure

Module Details

The course is essentially practical and two-thirds of your time will be spent in school where you will be working closely with mentors and other school staff.Throughout the year you will be engaged in considering a range of subjects including:
  • Subject Knowledge Enhancement
  • ICT in the classroom
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom management
  • Research into the pedagogy and psychology of learning geography
  • Special Needs and Inclusion
  • Assessment
  • Teaching and assessment

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, with approximately 50% geographical content. A minimum of 2:1 is desirable although applicants with other qualifications or valuable experience will also be considered. GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade C (Grade 4) or above, or equivalent. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance. All applicants must pass the National College for Teaching and Leadership's professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English, and who do not have GCSE English language at grade C (Grade 4) or above, require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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