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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Newman University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why study the PGCE History course?

If you are passionate about history this course will equip you with the skills to provide plus post 16 enhancement, with an understanding of history across all the major historical periods.

The Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is the most widely recognised UK post graduate award and is transferable. It is accepted, across the UK and internationally, as an assurance that the candidate has achieved the high standard expected for entry to the teaching profession.

You will explore what is the use or relevance of studying History and why it matters what happened long ago? You will be able to educate pupils in how to interpret the past and the legacies of the past in the present. Understanding the linkages between past and present is absolutely basic for a good understanding of the condition of being human.

In addition, the programme is designed to develop you as professional history teachers confident to challenge misconceptions and teach with passion and authority. A thinking skills approach and enquiry based learning underpin the course as these have been shown to motivate and interest young learners as well as enhance their understanding of the world in which we live.

The PGCE course has both a pedagogical and practical aspect. After a short period of time in University preparing you for school experience, much of the course is spent in schools in a programme that gives you an opportunity to gain an advanced understanding of secondary schools and skills in classroom management and lesson delivery. During the year you will gain experience of teaching in at least two secondary schools and will acquire high level skills in the application of new technologies in teaching and learning.

In addition to your main school placements, you will have the opportunity to experience post 16 education, primary school settings, visits to historical sites such as the Houses of Parliament. Furthermore, you will develop the skills required to enhance your own professional understanding and develop your own areas of professional interest.

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University information

Newman University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    120th

  • Campus address

    Newman University, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, Birmingham, B32 3NT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 81 1

    61st out of 93 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    116 58%

    57th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    48th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    100 48%

    75th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    17th

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