This Secondary PGCE programme is intended for those who wish to be a History subject specialist across the 11-16 age range. 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.
The course is designed to develop your self-confidence in approaching the teaching of History. Learning is by means of small informal groups with emphasis on teamwork and practical participation.
The content of each session reflects the overall weekly theme of the PGCE programme, aspects of the teaching of History, and needs of individual students. Sessions include
The National Curriculum, focusing on issues of historical knowledge, understanding and skills
Teaching and learning styles
The use of local history
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-history.aspx)