University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Secondary Education (Geography)

The course equips trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach geography across the secondary age range; including some opportunities to know more about 16-19 teaching; candidates should note that the majority of schools in the Southampton partnership serve 11-6 cohorts and access to post-16 experience is limited to guest speakers; independent inquiries and observations in the main; the course aims to develop trainees subject knowledge in geography through a range of approaches; workshops; seminars; lectures and demonstrations fieldwork and micro-teaching activities; independent and group research and through reading and writing activities; recent trends in teaching and learning approaches are emphasised including the application of information technology, and students participate in the design of fieldwork, project work and assessment.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree awarded by a British university or by the CNAA or an equivalent qualification; mature students with relevant previous classroom experience but a lower degree class are considered; GCSE passes (grades A-C) or the equivalent in English language and mathematics; enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Record Bureau; medical assessment; interview.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on the students teaching; information technology skills; presentations and written assignments; students receive thorough preparation for these and they are all designed to develop their knowledge and understanding of the why and how of effective geography teaching.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 3,375 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

PGCE Education Office
Telephone number: 
023 8059 3473