Geography has a key role to play in enabling young people to make sense of, understand and make a positive contribution to planet Earth. Teaching will allow you to bring to life the physical and human world that your pupils live in.
You will introduce young people in an engaging and stimulating manner to the world that they inhabit and to geography in all its forms – including physical, human and environmental.
You will explore the skills and knowledge that geography offers at secondary education level and train to become a confident, dynamic and creative teacher with the ability to make geographical thinking accessible to all. You will discover how pupils learn and explore ways in which you can plan activities that will ensure they progress and develop their geographical minds.
Exploring an inclusive and rich approach towards geography you will discover and learn how to make the geography curriculum come alive in a way that will promote geographical thinking. You will learn how to
inspire and enthuse your pupils by taking them on exciting and stimulating geographical journeys. You will be able to achieve this by developing your knowledge and understanding of a range of geographical pedagogies. These can be used to help pupils to become more self-confident and critically informed about the planet that they inhabit.
This course has links with key subject associations, the Royal Geographical Society and the Geographical Association.
Another key feature of the course is its fieldwork component which includes an in depth consideration of how to devise and plan local urban fieldwork and residential fieldwork with a rural and physical geography focus.
This School Direct PGCE programme will feature a range of modules and the opportunity to get plenty of hands-on practice with support from colleagues in our Training School Alliance and experienced University tutors.
Trainees will spend 4 days per week in school, with 1 day per week being a training day. These training days will be held at either the University or Bishop Challoner Catholic College.