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Geography PGCE

Trainees undertaking the Geography route develop a personal rationale for their subject’s inclusion in the secondary curriculum and engage critically with crucial subject specific debates and key pedagogies in an informed manner. 

They consider what good teaching and learning looks like in the Geography classroom and plan individual lessons and units of work/series of lessons that include learning objectives and outcomes, differentiation, inclusion, appropriate resources, literacy and numeracy skills, pupil progress and assessment for learning. 

Subject knowledge is developed throughout the programme using strategies such as an ongoing subject audit, micro-teaching and subject knowledge development days with active involvement in local and residential fieldwork, circumstances allowing. There are opportunities for involvement with RGS/IBG and GA seminars, conferences and exhibitions; access to professional development opportunities such as GIS through the OS digital map information system ‘Digimap’ and ‘ArcGIS’, trainees will have online access to both of these systems during their PGCE year. 

Furthermore, trainees develop the skills to effectively acquire new subject knowledge when it is needed. Trainees develop a high level of subject expertise in order to become strong and effective subject specialists who know and understand their subject well and can teach confidently and creatively. 


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