St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

The programme covers all aspects of geography teaching with an emphasis on developing an enquiry approach to learning using fieldwork and information communication technology (ICT) to support practical activities and strategies for use in the contemporary classroom. Trainees will be encouraged to use a range of techniques and approaches creatively to teach a wide variety of geographical topics. Key features include an emphasis on assessment for learning as a tool for development, and on effective planning for the whole ability range to facilitate progress.

Course Additional Entry

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or equivalent; the degree must normally have a significant proportion of the subject the applicant wishes to teach, (but they will consider mathematics, modern languages, chemistry, physics and religious education applicants willing to undertake subject knowledge enhancement courses). GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent; reference; 2 days of appropriate school observation; pass both professional skills tests; satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check; physical and mental fitness to teach.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
PGCE £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees