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PGCE Geography


Course Description

This PGCE programme is for graduates who wish to teach Geography in secondary schools.

The Leeds Trinity University PGCE Geography programme offers well-structured training to teach pupils across the age and ability range in a diversity of schools, denominational and nondenominational.

Leeds Trinity University offers Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (FHEQ Level 6) initial teacher training courses in a number of subject areas. PGCE students are also registered to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification (PGCert) (FHEQ Level 7).

Benefits of PGCE Geography

- The Leeds Trinity University PGCE Geography programme offers well-structured training to teach pupils across the age and ability range in a diversity of schools, denominational and non-denominational.
- Taught university training is provided by classroom experienced subject experts.
- University tutors are dedicated to supporting you throughout the course and into your first job as a teacher.
- The employment rate of our students is extremely high and graduates have readily obtained teaching posts across the UK as well as within our partnership schools.
- The course qualifies you to teach Geography at 11-16 or 11-18, providing opportunities to develop particular interests at Key Stage 3, 4 or at Advanced Level.

Graduate Destinations

97% of our PGCE secondary graduates have become teachers within six months of graduation, according to our most recent HESA survey.​

Study Route

You can choose to study PGCE Geography via the following routes:

- The Leeds Trinity University PGCE Provider-led programme led by the University with placements in partnership schools. Trainees spend in excess of 24 weeks in schools, undertaking two contrasting teaching placements.
- PGCE School Direct programmes are a partnership between Leeds Trinity University and schools. Trainees normally spend most of their time in schools, with tuition provided by University tutors based at the school, and expert school teachers. Find out more about our partners that provide this study route: Beckfoot School, Dixons Academies Trust, St Joseph’s RC Primary School, St Mary's College, Hull, St Wilfred’s RC High School, Featherstone​.
- PGCE School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)​ programmes are delivered by our expert teachers in schools. Trainees spend most of their time in schools, with some generic training provided centrally.

Visit the PGCE Geography page on the Leeds Trinity University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will need: GCSEs in English and Maths at grade C or above. (We offer our own internal Mathematics test to those who have a conditional place on the course but who do not already have GCSE Maths); To have passed the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy. More information is available at View Website; A good honours degree (2ii or above) with a significant proportion of Geography.

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