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PGCE Secondary History Education (11-16) with QTS
PGCE Secondary History Education (11-16) with QTS

PGCE Secondary History Education (11-16) with QTS

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  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • IELTS at a score of 6.5, with at least 6.5 in writing, and no section below 6.0.

Other requirements

  • Have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Complete a medical pro forma (based on DFEE Circular 8/92)
  • Have passed the professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy, set by the Department for Education. This is essential before you can achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). It is helpful if you are able to take the tests before your interview with us, but this is not a requirement of applying for this course.

Course Information

This course qualifies you to teach History at secondary level in any state-maintained, denominational school or academy in England and Wales.

The course blends theoretical knowledge with carefully supervised teaching experience, combined with the subject knowledge required to develop confident and innovative teachers who will make this vital subject accessible to all learners. You will attend placements in a variety of educational settings, to build a rich understanding of the realities of secondary level teaching.

In addition to the development of effective and engaging teaching styles, you will also be prepared to meet the requirements of History within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications. Subject enhancements in Humanities, British Values and SMSC are embedded as additional levels of specialist knowledge end employability. 

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Modules include:

  • Practice of Teaching (30 credits)

Immerse yourself in teaching institutions to develop professional knowledge about teaching and learning and to make judgements about the routines, skills and strategies that support effective teaching. Gain a variety of experience in your specialist phase in a work-based learning environment to meet professional teachers’ standards identified in Government legislation current at the time of study, consistently and over a sustained period of time.

  • Subject Studies (30 credits)

Gain subject knowledge in History. Complete subject knowledge audits to identify your individual learning needs and action plan for subject knowledge development alongside subject tutors and mentors to meet professional standards for QTS. Study Humanities (History and Geography) as enhancements. Develop a rich subject knowledge and learn how to plan for exciting and engaging opportunities for learners within and beyond school settings.

  • Development of Learning: A Case Study (30 credits)*

Gain insight into the nature of teaching and learning generically and within the educational context. Reflect upon your current knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning and continue to develop these through observation in your placement, reading and investigation, analysis, and discussion. Cover areas such as behaviour management, safeguarding, planning and assessment.

  • Negotiated Curriculum Study in Education (30 credits)*

Structure and undertake a piece of independent academic study related to your subject. Engage in intellectual challenge and dialogue. Develop both general and specific knowledge and skills, which will vary according to your chosen project.

*These modules have Masters (level 7) credits attached to them. Trainees will graduate with 60 Masters level credits. 

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

This degree awards Qualified Teacher Status, which means that when you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach in any state-maintained secondary school in England and Wales. Most graduates from this course go on to teach in secondary schools.

Good teachers are always in high demand. The average starting salary for a teacher is £22,000, and experienced teachers can earn up to £56,000 outside London, and £64,000 in London. Head teachers can reach a salary of between £42,379 and £112,000.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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