University of Chester

University of Chester

Secondary Education (History)

The programme is designed to meet the needs of trainee teachers throughout the 11-16 age range. In addition there will be an opportunity to be involved in an enhancement experience in the post-16 age range. By the end of the programme, we hope that our students will be: enthusiastic and confident in the classroom; pedagogically skilful and adaptable; specialists in the teaching of their academic subject; able to see their subject in the context of the whole curriculum; competent in a number of areas that cross secondary school curriculum boundaries; able to work as part of a team; competent in a number of areas that cross secondary school curriculum boundaries and see history in the wider context, contributing to pupils' personal, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree; GCSE C or above in English language and mathematics; satisfactory levels of ICT competence; at least 10 days observation in school - this will undoubtedly enhance your potential at interview and will allow you to show a demonstrable interest in teaching, especially within the subject area; this could be shown in a number of ways such as subject enhancement courses, learning mentor scheme, aim higher scheme, time spent as a teaching assistant (TA) or cover supervisor and/or other associated courses.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Lesson observation feedback, development of subject knowledge, assignments and the submission of teaching and professional files.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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01244 511000