University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Secondary Education (History)

The Cambridge area teaching schools alliance (CATSA), which comprises Comberton Village College, Histon and Impington Junior School, Parkside Federation Academies, Saffron Walden County High School and Swavesey Village College, is working with the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge; students learn how to encourage and involve the under performing or uninterested pupil; they learn how to pitch history lessons according to school level and still include historical detail and knowledge; a lifelong career habit of reading widely is also promoted; at least 1 of the professional placements takes place in CATSA schools and students receive targeted support from staff in these schools; trainees are required to be members of a Cambridge college; application to the programme must be made direct to the school rather than via the GTTR.

Entry requirements

Honours degree with a 1st or upper 2nd (2.1) classification; a 2.2 classification may be considered; at least 50 percent of degree modules must be in a relevant subject; 3 A levels at an average of grade B; GCSE passes (grade C or above) in English language and mathematics; 5-10 days work experience or observation in the year before application in a mainstream UK state school, working alongside children within the appropriate age ranges, and subject; interview.

Course modules

Topics include; 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; placements.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 17,880 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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Faculty of Education
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