University of Cumbria
Secondary Education (Geography)
This course helps trainees develop into enthusiastic, reflective and thoughtful teachers of geography specialising in the creative use of fieldwork, enquiry-based learning and ICT. All students have access to our blackboard virtual learning environment and we work closely with local schools and field study centres to make the most of the local environment. Available through School Direct only.
A minimum UK 2.2 Honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification in geography or a related discipline is required. Your degree must contain evidence of a substantial and appropriate level of subject knowledge. All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 August 2015. If you don�t have an undergraduate degree but do have a Masters or other higher qualification, your application will be considered by our academic tutors on a one-to-one basis. GCSE grade C or above in English language and mathematics or recognised equivalent qualifications. All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 July 2015. Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy by 31 July 2015. At least 2-3 days secondary school experience in a mainstream UK secondary school observing a class in your chosen teaching specialism is recommended. A satisfactory academic (university) reference AND a satisfactory professional reference if more than three years since academic study. All candidates must demonstrate professional suitability through interview and must obtain medical and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance according to established university procedures.
The course is made up 4 modules. 2 of these are connected to teaching and learning in geography and these assignments carry Masters credits. We also cover general teaching modules, including: Meeting young people�s needs within and beyond the curriculum; professional skills, knowledge and practice; curriculum development; classroom research for beginning teachers.
Assessment methods include: Presentations; written assignments; small-scale classroom research projects; assessment of in-school practice; portfolio of evidence of professional practices; self-assessment; peer assessment; formative assessment.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|School Direct||LA1 3JD|
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