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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Sion Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    11-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Excellent teachers make a difference to the lives and futures of the people they teach. Developed in partnership with schools, this Ofsted ‘Outstanding’-rated teacher training programme will support you to become an innovative and inspiring Geography teacher.

Our full-time programmes last for approximately 40 weeks; you’ll spend about two thirds of this time in a school or educational setting. Throughout the programme there is a dynamic relationship between your training in the University and your training in schools.

Overview

This one-year PGCE with QTS will enable you to teach Geography in a secondary school with post-16 enhancement. The programme also offers 60 Level-7 credits with the chance to continue to a full Master’s degree.

This practical PGCE will teach you about life in the Geography classroom. You'll gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to reflect on your practice in order to improve your teaching and pupils’ learning.

You’ll learn how to focus on an overarching goal related to teaching Geography, as well as investigating research questions through collaborative and individual practices. You’ll also be given opportunities to explore the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and in particular Geographical Information Systems (GIS), in the enhancement of the quality of teaching and learning in Geography.

Pupils' learning is at the heart of the programme. We’ll ask you to consider what ‘understanding’ means and how it can be developed and assessed. When you graduate, you’ll be fully qualified to teach, with the essential skills that you’ll need to be successful in the classroom.

Careers

This Secondary teacher training course produces outstanding teachers with the relevant skills, knowledge, understanding and experiences necessary to face the challenges of the twenty-first-century teacher.

On successful completion of the programme, you'll be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Level 7), with a recommendation to the Department for Education for the award of Qualified Teacher Status. This enables qualified Bath Spa Teachers to apply for a wider range of teaching posts and other education-based employment.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,910per year

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University information

Bath Spa University

  • University League Table

    105th

  • Campus address

    Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, Bath And North East Somerset, BA2 9BN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 84 4

    69th out of 71 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    101 49%

    79th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    21st

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    82nd

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    92 46%

    67th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    26th

    41
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    68th

    2

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