This Secondary PGCE programme converts geographers into geography teachers. The main aim is to help you become a competent and engaging teacher of geography at a secondary level. Part of this course also extends your studies and experience to cover preparation for post-16 teaching. You’ll spend a third of your course studying at the University with dedicated subject tutors, and the remainder is spent on two teaching practices in two different schools. You’ll benefit from both a professional tutor and a subject-specific, personal mentor to guide you through your teaching practice.
Hull benefits from close partnerships with approximately 90 schools. These schools are largely based in the East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire region, but we also work with schools as far apart as North and West Yorkshire, as well as schools deep into the Lincolnshire countryside. There’s an opportunity to gain experience across a variety of school and academy types: urban or rural, large or small, comprehensive or selective.
You’ll focus on a diverse range of core areas. Each session forges a practical link that will enable you to relate geographical theory to its direct impact on children in the classroom. These areas include
Geography in the National Curriculum and the opportunities that it offers
Developing teaching approaches that will engage pupils of all abilities and backgrounds
The changing practices in assessment
Planning, preparing, teaching and evaluating quality geography lessons
The value and importance of fieldwork
The use of new technologies in the production of stimulating and engaging geography lessons
Assessment is based on a range of coursework assignments.
Assessment takes place in schools. You’ll also be assessed on your achievement of the Teachers’ Standards.
Please see full information on our webpage (https://www.hull.ac.uk/study/pgce/secondary-pgce-geography.aspx)