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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Derwent College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course will prepare you to be a successful teacher of secondary school geography.

Introduce your students to both physical and human geography. You'll learn how to help them to become critical thinkers and develop their understanding of geographical place and geological period and the human influence on the world. Work with a large partnership of specialists to develop into an effective Geography teacher. Learn how to enthuse your students about big concepts and events through the discipline of geography, allowing them to widen their understanding of how we understand the world we live in.

Choosing your path

You can choose to study this course as a University of York PGCE trainee or through one of our School Direct routes in partnership with one of the following teaching alliances:

Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance
The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance
All Saints, York (Diocese of Middlesbrough Teaching School Alliance)
Teach North

School Direct trainees work with University of York PGCE trainees at the University for Curriculum Area sessions. Whole School Issues sessions are usually delivered in your partner schools.

Each route has a different UCAS and institution code. Please see our information on applying for details.

Accreditation

On successfully completion of this course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is awarded by the Department for Education (DfE).

Course content

The York PGCE is designed to ensure that your study at the University and your practical experience in schools work together to help you develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to be a successful teacher.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop and consolidate your understanding of what constitutes effective teaching.

You’ll spend two thirds of your learning time in school settings, with the rest of your time spent at the University receiving training. While on placement, you'll receive ongoing support from your tutors when they visit you in school to observe you teach and scrutinise your teaching files.

This course is worth 60 Masters-level credits, which you can put towards a Masters degree through Accreditation of Prior Credited Learning (APCL).

Careers and skills

Most of our graduates become teachers, but the skills you learn will open other career paths too.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 81 1

    26th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    136 68%

    19th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    147 70%

    20th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    34th

    8

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