Newman University

Newman University

Secondary Education (Geography)

Geography education is a statutory subject in the secondary curriculum. This course equips applicants with the skills to provide secondary school students with an understanding of the complex geographical systems in the world around them. The course is designed to provoke thought, challenge assumptions and help develop students as a reflective practitioner of the subject, so that candidates can enter the teaching profession with clear educational priorities and the skills with which to achieve them. Applicants will have the opportunity to explore and develop their knowledge of key issues including globalisation, global interdependence and how human and physical processes interact to influence, and change landscapes, environments and the climate. During the year applicants gain experience of teaching in at least 2 secondary schools and acquire high level skills in the application of new technologies in teaching and learning. The course includes 60 credits at Master's level for attainment of the full PGCE.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.2 or above) in a relevant subject, or a recognised equivalent qualification. GCSEs in English and mathematics are also required before applying. Recent and relevant school experience is required. Short-listed candidates must attend literacy and numeracy test. All applicants will be required to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance, meet the requirements for capacity to teach and pass the national skills tests.

Course modules

Core modules will explore several key strands which will furnish you with valuable knowledge and enable you to develop into an effective classroom practitioner including: extending locational knowledge whilst deepening spatial awareness of key global regions; comparing and contrasting human and physical features across the globe; exploring key geographical processes relating to physical geography such as coasts and hydrology; investigate the complexities of human geography such as population and urbanisation; develop a range of geographical skills, ranging from the use of topographical maps to the use of GIS; experience a wide range of practical fieldwork; A special feature of the course includes the opportunity to travel to the Gambia to experience the global dimension within education.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework, presentations, project work and practical teaching ability.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 9,000 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Newman University Birmingham B32 3NT West Midlands

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