All subjects at St Michael’s are taught within in a 3 year KS3 curriculum and 2 year KS4 curriculum.
Geography is a subject that teaches pupils about the world we all live in. It teaches pupils about events in both the natural and human worlds and how these two worlds are interlinked. It has an important role to play in developing an understanding of key global issues and helping pupils understand that there are a variety of perspectives from which these issues can be viewed. Geography, therefore, has important links to citizenship – we are all global citizens, with responsibilities to the planet and to each other. The information covered within the KS3 specification allows pupils access to a broad and balanced curriculum, in order to support pupils undertaking option choices and specialising in GCSE Geography.
The main school placement will take place at St Michael’s CE High School. For information about St Michael’s, please visit:
You will be invited to participate in a formal induction day, which takes place in July, in order to prepare you for your first day in September.
September until December (Autumn term): Trainees are in their host school placement and are required to teach 50% of an NQTs teaching allocation.
January to April (Spring term): Trainees will take part in a 6-week second school placement scheduled during spring term. Trainees are required to teach 60% of an NQTs teaching allocation.
April to July (Summer term): Trainees are in their host school and are required to teach 70% of an NQTs teaching allocation. During this time a 1-week primary transition placement will be arranged.
An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.
Your degree subject should be in geography or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.
Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.
We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.
We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.
Equivalency test requirements will be assessed on an individual basis.
Fees and financial support
The course fees for UK students in 2023 to 2024 are £9,250.
About the training provider
Crocketts Community Primary and Newman University School Direct PGCE.
As a trainee, you will work with a highly-skilled, caring and supportive team within a school who will do everything they can for you to succeed. You will be allocated an experienced school-based mentor who supports you during the programme. Trainees are encouraged to work collegiately by sharing experiences and offering mutual support.
Our partner schools reflect the diverse nature of education on the outskirts of Birmingham, ensuring your placements are varied and increase your chances of finding the school that is right for you.
Trainees are encouraged to develop into reflective teachers who can respond to the learning needs of children of all abilities. You will be assessed against the Teacher Standards through regular lesson observations with supportive feedback and ongoing self-reflection.
Crocketts is an excellent place to train for many reasons including:
We are committed to supporting and developing the next generation of teachers.
A decade of successful training with Newman University.
Feedback from previous trainees is always complimentary.
Opportunities to participate in the wider aspects of school life.
We tailor and customise each individual’s training to ensure you will develop into balanced well-rounded professionals.
Extensive support provided by high-quality tutors and school colleagues.
Please provide references from a senior person in your workplace/University.
It is desirable but not essential that you have undertaken some school experience, or plan to do so before the course commences.
Applications are made through UCAS. Newman and the Lead school consider applications and invite suitable applicants for interview
You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:
guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)
Training with disabilities and other needs
Crocketts Community Primary values diversity and the unique contribution that all their staff and trainees bring. If you have a disability, you shouldn’t be dissuaded from applying as our training programme caters for individual needs.
Crocketts Community Primary School Coopers Lane Smethwick West Midlands B67 7DW
Support and advice
You can speak to a teacher training adviser
for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you
get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.
Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).