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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Swansea Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    MAY, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The aim of the course is to prepare you to become a confident and excellent secondary school teacher of Geography.

PGCE Geography at Yr Athrofa provides a strong understanding of the teaching and learning process across the age range of the secondary setting, including the exam groups.

This is essential for the development of a range of teaching skills such as lesson planning and preparation, questioning, explaining, assessment, preparing resources, and classroom management strategies.

We consider Geography to be an inter-connected subject within the Humanities Area of Learning and Experience but also with strong links to the cross-curricular responsibilities of literacy, numeracy and digital competence.

This an important element of the course in the context of exciting education reforms in Wales and allows you to develop your subject expertise within and beyond the discipline.

In addition, it highlights the importance of Geography in helping young people to become ambitious, creative and ethical citizens.

Excellent subject knowledge, passion for education and an ability to adapt to a professional role are essential requirements for this secondary pathway.

Assessment

The programme offers 60 credits at Masters level and 60 credits at Graduate Level. These are awarded on successful completion of module assessments which include:

  • Case studies
  • Portfolios
  • Video presentation
  • Research Project

All assessments are closely linked to practice and are designed to offer you the opportunity to develop teaching and learning that has a positive impact on children and young people.

Career Opportunities

Yr Athrofa has excellent graduate employment rates with 99% of graduates going into employment or further study.

Many schools and college departments, both locally and nationally, are staffed with several of our teachers and many have gone on to forge successful teaching careers at strategic, professional and management levels at home and abroad.

Our PGCE graduates usually remain in close touch with Yr Athrofa as they make their careers in the teaching profession and they often become subject mentors on the programme. This creates a very strong, sustainable professional network of teachers, which is a rich source of continuing professional development.

Recently our PGCE Art and Design graduates have gone on to work as Secondary Teachers in many independent and state schools in Wales, England and abroad including (but not limited) to Judgemeadow Community College (Leicestershire), Cwmafan Junior School (Port Talbot), Howard School (Rainham, Kent), Amman Valley School (Ammanford), Bridgend County Borough Council, Olchfa Comprehensive School (Swansea), Livanhoe College (Ashby de la Zouch), Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera (Ystalyfera).

Tuition fees

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£ 9,000per 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 Wales Trinity Saint David

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    136 66%

    20th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%

    60th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    18th

    5

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