University of Cambridge
Secondary Education (History)
Students are shown how to teach history effectively: by doing it; by talking about their own practice, reflecting on it and analysing it with others; by experimenting and innovating in order to solve challenging problems; by discovering how others have done it and joining their debates; by becoming more and more knowledgeable about history; trainee teachers explore the following issues: long live the essay; understanding how and why people interpret the past differently; saving the chronologically lost; how should the conceptual structure of the discipline shape teaching and assessment? What is the relationship between the study of history and the arts? What didn�t happen?
Honours degree in history or closely associated subject required, and GCSE grade C (minimum) or equivalent in English language and mathematics; it is expected that all applicants for a PGCE course have undertaken at least 5-10 days recent work experience or observation in a mainstream UK state school, working alongside children within the appropriate age ranges for their course choice, and be able to draw on this experience in their application.
Subject teaching: focusing on the curriculum, principles and practice of teaching the subject; professional studies: the professional role of the teacher and aspects of teaching which are relevant to the whole school; professional placement: 24 weeks spread across 3 terms; trainees are placed in at least 2 contrasting partnership secondary schools, gradually taking on more responsibility for class teaching as the year progresses.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Cambridge University||Cambridge||CB2 1TN||East of England|
Faculty of Education