University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Secondary Education (Geography)

The course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); students spend 24 out of 36 weeks in school placements; geography is facing many challenges within the present education system; the course is a relevant subject which plays a major role in helping children to develop a better understanding of the increasingly complex world around them; as a trainee teacher, students have the opportunity to develop their personal and professional skills and expand their subject knowledge; the programme is both challenging and rewarding and develops both enthusiasm and confidence as a geographer and a teacher.

Entry requirements

Degree (2.1 or above preferred) with at least 50 per cent of content in subject specialism; GCSE English and mathematics grade C or above, or equivalent; interview.

Course modules

Teacher development course: reflective practice; career development; professional values; options: using your voice effectively; understanding autism; teaching sport; classroom management; preparing for an interview; 2 secondary teaching placements; subject specialism: planning and curriculum in geography; approaches to student learning; thinking skills; enquiry based learning; fieldwork; information communication technology (ICT) and geography, including the use of geographical information systems (GIS); creative approaches to learning; debates concerning the links between school and university geographies; where possible progress of students in teaching and learning skills and understanding is partly developed through the creation of curriculum ideas and resources with external partners (e.g. Afghan Action) for wider use by the geographical educational community as well as on teaching placement.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment is used throughout the course and there are no examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 36 weeks
PGCE (professional) Full-time - 36 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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