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PGCE Secondary Geography with QTS


Course Description

The Faculty of Education has a longstanding national reputation for providing high-calibre initial teacher training with over 20 Secondary specialisms available. We have a well established partnership with over 800 schools and colleges across the North West region and beyond.

Our geography routes into teaching in secondary schools will develop trainees' understanding of school geography through a wide variety of university sessions and school-based learning. The PGCE views fieldwork as an essential part of school geography. Trainees will undertake a residential experience in September to consider the management of safe fieldwork. University based sessions model and encourage critical engagement of the use of new technologies, GIS, thinking skills and enquiry in school geography.

Subject to confirmation of DfE funding, we usually run free, pre-entry Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses for national priority subjects, including Geography. These will be identified at interview for applicants who need support in some areas and confirmed with a PGCE place offer.

A minimum of 120 days school based practice training is combined with university based training and periods of independent study. Trainees are supported throughout by university and placement mentors.

Professional skills tests in Numeracy and Literacy:
All PGCE applicants will need to pass pre-entry Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. The Faculty of Education offer support sessions to help applicants prepare for tests, but tests must be booked externally, further details at https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/passing-the-skills-tests

Special Features

• State-of-the-art teaching facilities at our Brooks building in Manchester
• Experience in a diverse range of schools and colleges
• Choice of University led, School Direct or Assessment Only routes to Qualified Teacher Status
• Subject Knowledge Enhancement course (subject to DfE funding and eligibility)
• Opportunity to apply for enrichment experience overseas
• Course includes 60 Masters Level CATS points, or one third of a Masters degree
• Access to NQT alumni support in your first year of teaching
• Close links with our Educational and Social Research Institute

Visit the PGCE Secondary Geography with QTS page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:2 or above, or equivalent in Geography (or if in closely related subjects such as Environmental Science, Applied Geology or Urban Studies, an identifiable level of engagement with Geography modules). Holders of graduate-level professional qualifications will be considered and are encouraged to apply. Evidence is required of relevant experience in a UK secondary school. English Language and Mathematics, Grades C or above at point of application.For full details on entry requirements please visit our website: View Website

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