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Bath Spa University

Bath , England ,United Kingdom

Postgraduate Certificate in Secondary Geography

Overview 

This one-year PGCE with QTS will enable you to teach Geography in a secondary school with post-16 enhancement. The programme also offers 60 Level-7 credits with the chance to continue to a full Master’s degree.

This practical PGCE will teach you about life in the Geography classroom. You'll gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to reflect on your practice in order to improve your teaching and pupils’ learning.

You’ll learn how to focus on an overarching goal related to teaching Geography, as well as investigating research questions through collaborative and individual practices. You’ll also be given opportunities to explore the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and in particular Geographical Information Systems (GIS), in the enhancement of the quality of teaching and learning in Geography.

Pupils' learning is at the heart of the programme. We’ll ask you to consider what ‘understanding’ means and how it can be developed and assessed. When you graduate, you’ll be fully qualified to teach, with the essential skills that you’ll need to be successful in the classroom.

University training

The programme provides a carefully structured balance of university and school-based phases. During the first university phase, we will concentrate on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for your first teaching practice. During the second university phase, we consider teaching and learning at Key Stage 4 and A-level in greater depth.

School training

The school phases are with two different partner schools. The first phase is before Christmas and the second phase runs from February.

Campus Information

NEWTON PARK

There can’t be many campuses that rival Newton Park. The parkland estate has everything you’d expect from a modern university, as well as a castle and a lake. All this and it's only four miles from the buzz of central Bath.

Intakes

  • Jan
  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

We’ve got lots to share with you and to help we have split our work into three elements which will support you with:

  • Exploring your options
  • Gaining valuable experience
  • Progressing your ideas and career plans

At Bath Spa we believe you are continually exploring your options and experiencing different pathways to progression, but that this journey is not linear. It keeps on going throughout your time with us and when you leave. Some of our services cross all three areas and allow you to explore, experience and progress all in one, such as The Bath Spa Award.

We encourage you to read resources and attend events across all stages of Explore, Experience and Progress as they will offer beneficial insight and development opportunities regardless of the current stage you are at in your career journey.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 Years PSW is applicable after the course completing (Bachelors level or above).

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

FOR INDIA

  • Higher Secondary School Certificate/Indian School Certificate (standard XII) from the following boards CBSE/CISCE/WBCHSEB, with 65%, including grade C in at least five subjects. 

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR BANGLADESH

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate plus a recognised foundation year.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR NEPAL

  • Higher Secondary Education Board Examination, plus a recognised foundation year.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR PAKISTAN

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate plus a recognised foundation year.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

FOR SRI LANKA

  • Sri Lanka A Levels with grades of BCC-CCC.

Standard entry requirements

These are the general entry requirements for students from all countries. You can either apply if you meet these requirements or those specific to your country.

  • IB Diploma at 26 points (minimum)
  • 3 A levels at grades CCC-BCC
  • Other international qualifications to an equivalent standard.

Undergraduate year 2 or 3 entry

  • You may be able to transfer credits and go onto year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree.

IELTS 6.0. For visa nationals this must include a minimum of 5.5 in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing