Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Secondary Education (History, 11-16)

This long-established, popular programme incorporates high quality tutoring and excellent placement support with opportunities to work with leading practitioners from the world of history education. You will be encouraged to develop innovative and modern approaches to teaching and learning, including the use of ICT, to make you a high quality and successful history teacher at secondary school level.

The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective lessons and learning strategies, hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to explore different aspects of your subject knowledge.

If you have a single or joint honours degree in History, or a degree in a related subject with discrete elements of history, and you want to excite the imagination and develop the historical awareness of secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16, this is the programme for you.

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

Entry requirements

To join this PGCE you should have: A first or second class Honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification); GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence; a demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience.

You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children.

Course modules

  • SHI4010 Developing Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in History Education (30 credits)
  • SHI4011 Planning for Effective Teaching and Learning in History Education (30 credits)
  • SHI4012 Research and Practice in History Education (30 credits)
  • SRP4001 Reflective Professional Practice (30 credits)
  • SRP4002 Professional Practice 1 (30 credits)
  • SRP4003 Professional Practice 2 (30 credits)

Assessment methods

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against academic criteria at Level 7 and the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) Standards. Weekly tasks undertaken in schools will enable you to develop an understanding of effective teaching and learning approaches which will inform University based sessions. The most demanding assignment is a reflective and analytical piece of classroom-based research in which you will consider how pupils learn history, and how your teaching can make that more effective.

Before the end of your PGCE you will need to complete a Career Entry and Development Profile (CEDP) which acts as a useful bridge between your initial teacher training programme and your Induction Year as a Newly Qualified Teacher.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years
PGCE Full-time September 2018 £ 12,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP
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+44 (0)1695 575171