University of Bristol
Secondary Education (Geography)
This course leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); the main objective is to establish confidence and competence of good Honours graduates in the teaching of their subject to school students aged 11-19; in the autumn term the focus is on becoming familiar with how geography is taught in schools, gaining experience in schools and classrooms and developing the students' awareness of educational issues; the spring term allows them to use these building blocks to develop their skills in an extended school placement; in both placements students are supported by school-based tutors and the course tutors to develop, review and reflect on their teaching practice; during the summer term, the focus of the course widens to explore geography's role in education more generally and to allow them to develop and explore their own interests in more depth; specific topics covered include: 16-19 education; assessment issues at GCSE and A-level; the place and value of information technology; and fieldwork; practical applications in schools are to the forefront and there are opportunities to develop resources/materials and to prepare and run fieldwork; in addition, there is a residential field trip in the summer term.
At least GCSE/ O-level at grade C or an equivalent qualification in English and mathematics; a degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to the proposed main teaching subject.
Modules include: curriculum studies (main subject specialism); education and professional studies; school experience.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 12,400 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 3,370 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PGCE (professional)||Full-time||-||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Tyndall Avenue, Bristol||Bristol||BS8 1TH||South West|
PGCE Office, Graduate School of Education