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PGCE Secondary - Geography (English Medium)

Bangor University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Bangor University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About This Course

This course is also offered through the medium of Welsh.

On successful completion of the PGCE, Geography Associate Teachers (ATs) will understand the complexities of Geography teaching and learning, and will have an enhanced appreciation of its critical value to learners as active e programme will develop teachers who promote the subject`s contemporary relevance in today`s society and who:

Use contemporary local, national and international issues and events to deliver key concepts, processes and ideas;
Use constructivist principles and practices to inform the planning of learning;
Skilled in the use of AfL practice that accurately identifies progress and triggers appropriate intervention following evaluation;
Ensure subject progress is accessible to all and that learning is inclusive and embraces diversity;
Appreciate the dynamic nature of Geography and its philosophical nuances;
Developing an investigative and enquiry approach to learning that inspires learners, fostering curiosity, questioning and a capacity to make informed balanced decisions;
Using technology, current techniques and GIS to enhance learning;
can teach a cogent sense of place and identity (with particular reference to Wales), referring to key specific geographical features and processes, human and physical;

The Secondary PGCE programme is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of how children and adolescents learn, and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop as a creative and innovative teacher. You will learn about adolescent’s development through the Secondary sector and be supported to become an excellent teacher. This PGCE with QTS* is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable* further afield for entry into the teaching profession.

Committed schools with well-trained mentors will support Associate Teachers’ progress towards Qualified Teacher Status in accordance with Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership in Wales.

Experienced tutors and researchers in university and school based staff will provide excellent support and stimulating sessions, and the qualification gained will equip students to teach within and beyond Wales.

Students on this English medium course will be placed in English Medium Schools only and you do not need to speak Welsh, or live in Wales, to apply for the course. However as part of our commitment to bilingualism we will support you in your understanding of Welsh culture and your Welsh language learning, whether you are a complete beginner or a fluent user of the language.

Application deadline

11 June 2021

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University information

Bangor University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    18th out of 81 3

    45th out of 106 9

    39th out of 72 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    130 65%

    20th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    52nd

    12
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    118 58%

    49th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    75th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%

    15th

    35
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    118 56%

    40th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    49th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    31st

    7

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