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Secondary History Education (11-16) with QTS PGCE

University of Sunderland

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Sir Tom Cowie Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

This course qualifies you to teach history at secondary level in any state-maintained, denominational school or academy in England and Wales.

The course blends theoretical knowledge with carefully supervised teaching experience, to develop confident and innovative teachers who will make this vital subject accessible to all learners. You will attend placements in a variety of educational settings, to build a rich understanding of the realities of secondary level teaching.

In addition to the development of effective and engaging teaching styles, you will also be prepared to meet the requirements of history within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications.

Course structure

You will be taught via lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials, Canvas (the Virtual Learning Environment), support from your personal tutors and teaching group.

Placements are an important part of this course. You will engage in work-based training through bespoke teaching placements in North East schools with specialised subject mentors. In order to be eligble for the award of PGCE with QTS, you must spend a minimum of 120 days in school.

Your progress will be assessed through electronic assignment submissions, case studies, observations, presentations, and production and evaluation of learning resources.

Career ready

This degree awards Qualified Teacher Status, which means that when you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in any state-maintained secondary school in England and Wales. Most graduates from this course go on to teach in secondary schools.

Good teachers are always in high demand. The average starting salary for a teacher is £24,373, and experienced teachers can earn up to £62,735 outside London, and £70,540 in London. Head teachers can reach a salary of between £46,457 and £114,060.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,000per 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 Sunderland

  • University League Table

    108th

  • Campus address

    University of Sunderland, Edinburgh Building, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, Sunderland, SR1 3SD, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    126 63%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    91 91%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    60th

    35

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