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Geography Secondary (11-16 years) PGCE - Postgraduate

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course specification provides a summary of the main features of the course, identifies the aims and learning outcomes of the course, the teaching, learning and assessment methods used by teaching staff, and the reference points used to inform the curriculum. This information is therefore useful to potential students to help them choose the right course of study, to current students on the course and to staff teaching and administering the course. Further detailed information on the individual modules within the course may be found in the relevant module descriptors and the Course Handbook provided to students on enrolment.

Educational aims of the course

The Course Specification Guidance Notes include advice on what to include in this section. This programme is designed to provide trainee teachers with the opportunity to study the theory and practice of education from the perspective of learners, teachers, administrators, policymakers and other key stakeholders in the system of formal education. It combines work based at the University with school experience in order to equip trainee teachers with the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to begin to develop as a professional educator. It also provides them with the skills to make effective use of theoretical and research-based evidence to extend their knowledge and understanding and to allow them to reflect critically upon their own personal and professional values. Achievement of the Teachers’ Standards 2012 (DfE) are an essential part of the practical experience in school and the programme as a whole.

The aims of the programme are:

● To equip trainee teachers with a rigorous knowledge and understanding of the core areas of education – professional values and practice, knowledge and understanding and teaching (including planning, expectations and target setting, monitoring and assessment, teaching and class management).

● To enable trainee teachers to recognise the complex interrelationship between educational theory, policy and practice

● To enable trainee teachers to apply educational and research based analysis to issues of their personal practice

● To introduce trainee teachers to conceptual and analytic methods used in educational research and to provide opportunities for the development and application of these tools

● To enable trainee teachers to develop critical, evaluative and reflective thinking in the context oftheir personal practice

● To enable trainee teachers to develop a range of skills and abilities that will contribute to their

effectiveness as a professional educator

● To support trainee teachers in becoming independent learners in their subsequent career development.

● To encourage trainees to progress to completion of a full masters level qualification and make a substantial contribution to the development of their subject pedagogy during the early years of their career in teaching

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 84 5

    58th out of 71 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    111 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    48.0 48%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    97 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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