Geography with Hartismere School Accredited provider: University of East Anglia

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
Financial support
Scholarship, bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
38 weeks
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.hartismere.com

About the course

Our 38-week, full-time PGCE Secondary Geography programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach Geography to pupils aged between 11 and 16 – plus the option of additional experience of A Level Geography teaching.

You will learn the importance of enquiry, creativity and inclusivity in the teaching and learning of Geography. And understand the importance of outdoor leaning and digital technologies such as GIS. On this course you will have the chance to challenge pupils through practical activity and develop your own understanding and practices in geographical fieldwork and curriculum making in collaboration with our partnership schools.

Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

Find out more about this course and School Direct at UEA

Interview process

Interviews are part of the formal selection process. You will need to present yourself well, come prepared, and dress smartly. Your interview day will include:

  • An introductory talk
  • An individual interview
  • A written task

You may also be asked to complete other relevant tasks such as:

  • Working with small groups of pupils
  • Giving a presentation
  • A group interview
  • Literacy, numeracy and subject knowledge questions

How school placements work

UEA’s PGCE Secondary programme places great emphasis on practical skills and the realities of classroom teaching.

You will be based in schools two-thirds of the 38-week programme (120 days). On the School Direct route you will already know the Lead and partner schools in which you will have at least one of you placements when you are offered a place on the course.

The programme begins with structured observation in both secondary and primary schools in your local area.

During the two extensive placements in our partnership schools, you’ll gain a broad range of practical teaching experience. You will learn to put ideas and theory into practice as you work in university and your two placement schools.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250
International students £19,400

For any additional course costs at the University of East Anglia please visit our website

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Geography or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

Find out more about the Financial Support available within our Essential Information section

Requirements

Qualifications

Prior to submitting your application, you will need:

  • A GCSE pass at grade C or an equivalent qualification in English language and mathematics
  • IELTS 6.5 or an equivalent qualification, if your first language is not English

Prior to beginning the course, you will need to have achieved a degree or its equivalent. As a general guideline, approximately 50% of the degree should be relevant to the subject you’ll teach. A degree classification of 2:2 or above is preferred in Geography or a closely related subject.

Personal qualities

Trainees are selected on the basis of their application form, references and an interview. You are encouraged to prepare thoroughly.

Application forms should demonstrate strengths in subject and curriculum knowledge, your enthusiasm and commitment to a career in teaching, and the age range for which you have applied.

Other requirements

Prior to submitting your application, we recommend you gain some observational experience in a classroom environment if possible. This will help you gain an up-to-date understanding of how classrooms are managed and how teaching and learning takes place.

If offered a place, prior to the start of the course in September, all applicants will be required to:

About the training provider

Hartismere is a State Funded Independent School for the whole community, and was Suffolk's first Academy. Although the School continues to enjoy a good relationship with the Local Authority, it also has independence from it. This autonomy is exemplified through the facilities enjoyed by our students, as well as the curriculum that they follow.

The school is able to respond to the needs of its own community and charts its own course in the educational world. This course reflects its independence, as well as its traditional, academic and community values.

For further information please see our website

About the accredited provider

UEA’s School of Education and Lifelong Learning is one of the UK’s premier centres for teaching and research in professional education and training. The School’s research has made a difference in schools across the country, influencing approaches to managing classroom behaviour, understanding students' motivation, and creating effective communities for learning.

All of our PGCE tutors have experience of school teaching and leadership, and all are specialists in particular areas of the curriculum. UEA’s expertise, together with our partner schools, means you'll be well-supported throughout your PGCE, both during your time on placement and on campus.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Together with our accredited providers we operate an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from people with disabilities.

All PGCE trainee teachers must meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach. All candidates offered a place are required to complete a health declaration form. If this reveals a need, we will consider reasonable adjustments, which may include particular school placements, and other support and monitoring during the course.

Find out more about the information and advice available through UEA's Wellbeing Service or [contact Suffolk and Norfolk Secondary SCITT directly}(http://www.suffolkandnorfolkscitt.co.uk/contact)

Contact details

Email
lcl@hartismere.com
Telephone
01379870315
Website
http://www.hartismere.com
Address
Castleton Way
Eye
Suffolk
IP23 7BL

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 1GP
  • Training programme code: 348V

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site Castleton Way, Eye IP23 7BL

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