Student teachers within the Geography, RE and History subject specialisms are taught as a Humanities PGCE group. You will have specialist inputs on your chosen subject and also gain experience of issues in planning and teaching cross-curricular work within the Humanities. Your two school placements are in your specialist subject.
As a trainee teacher, you will have the opportunity to develop your personal and professional skills and expand your subject knowledge.
The Geography PGCE course aims to:
Broaden and deepen your knowledge and understanding of Geography for teaching purposes
Provide you with an informed and critical view of National Curriculum, GCSE, A-level and relevant vocational requirements
Raise your awareness and provide experience of a broad range of learning and teaching strategies
Develop your skills in classroom management, planning, communication, assessment, recording and evaluation
Develop your understanding of the differing needs of those with learning difficulties and very able students
Raise your awareness of a wide range of assessment strategies
The Geography subject specialism will cover a variety of areas, including:
Planning and curriculum in Geography
Approaches to student learning
ICT and Geography, including the use of GIS
Creative approaches to learning
Where possible, progress of students in teaching and learning skills and understanding will (in part) be developed through the creation of curriculum ideas and resources with external partners for wider use by the geographical educational community as well as on teaching placement.
If you are passionate about teaching, ambitious, reflective and with excellent communication skills and a desire to positively influence and transform young people’s lives, we look forward to receiving your application.
In return we will offer you: • a PGCE programme with QTS and Master’s level credits with our Higher Education Institution (HEI) partner, The University of Warwick • a training programme including sessions at university, Higham Lane School as well as your placement schools • an on-the-job training approach working alongside experienced teachers to plan, deliver and evaluate lessons from the start of the academic year • teaching experience at 2 complementary schools • opportunities to work alongside other trainees to share ideas and experiences • both subject and professional mentors to support and guide you through your training year.
Successful applicants may be placed at any of our schools depending on phase and subject specialism.
For more information on our partner schools, please see (https://www.highamlaneschool.co.uk/partnership).