PGCE Secondary History

  • DeadlineStudy Details:

    PGCE one year full time.

Course Description

Skilled teachers make a difference to the lives of those they teach. This teacher training course is designed to enable you to become a qualified, passionate teacher of History in Secondary schools.

We encourage you to embrace the professional qualities and attributes that successful teachers need, including:

  • the ability to inspire, engage and motivate learners in your subject
  • a commitment to inclusion and your pupils’ wellbeing
  • impeccable personal and professional conduct, and
  • the ability to reflect on your own progress and continue to develop.

With our support, you’ll become an empathetic and skilled teaching professional who is responsive to the needs of all pupils. You’ll have a positive impact on those you teach – from the beginning of your training within schools.

Entry Requirements

In order to apply you’ll need to have completed, or be in the final year of a UK degree (or an equivalent qualification). You’ll need to have achieved, or be on track to achieve, a 2:2 or above in a single honours History degree. For those taking partial History degrees (over 50% History, post Medieval History) you’ll also need to have achieved History A Level (or equivalent) at grade C or above. For those taking an International Politics/Politics degree, you’ll need an A Level (or equivalent) at grade C or above.

You’ll also need GCSE passes at grade 4/C or above (or recognised equivalents) in English and Mathematics.

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Programme Funding

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Student Destinations

As a graduate of our PGCE with a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you can begin your teaching career right away.

During the course, we offer support with applications and interviews so that you can give your teaching career the best possible start.

As an Early Career Teacher, you’ll be supported by your new employing school for a further two years, after which you might work to become a Head of Department, Assistant Head, Deputy or Headteacher, or take on a more pastoral role such as Head of Year.

Module Details

  • The curriculum in History. My emerging identity as a subject specialist teacher of History.
  • Adaptive Teaching (Inclusion in your secondary subject)
  • QTS – Secondary
  • Subject Knowledge: History

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