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PGCE Secondary History with QTS


Course Description

The Faculty 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 secondary schools and colleges across the North West region and beyond.

Our PGCE History encourages a thoughtful, reflective and critical approach to the teaching of history in the secondary school. Devised jointly by history education specialists at Manchester Metropolitan University and history mentors in school, it reflects both changes and debates at a national level
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Practising history teachers make valuable contributions to university sessions. Subject pedagogy focuses on a reconeptualisation of subject knowledge understanding around subject content, key concepts and skills. There is an important emphasis upon an inclusive approach to teaching,including plus attention to gender, ethnic and cultural diversity. There is also attention to e-learning.

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 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
• Opportunity to apply for enrichment experience overseas
• Course includes 60 Master's Level CATS points, or one third of a Master's 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 History with QTS page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. All subjects normally require a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Evidence is required of relevant experience in a UK secondary school. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics at the point of application. For full details on entry requirements please visit our website: View Website

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