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      Leeds SCITT offers a Geography PGCE course with a difference: we aim to get you into the classroom quickly to learn with a ‘hands-on’ approach and to become an experienced practitioner. The course offers a unique opportunity to develop your experience in dynamic and supportive school environments, whilst allowing you to establish your own style of teaching.

      The course has been amazing so far. It has offered an all-round experience, including teaching both human and physical Geography topics and opportunities to partake in fieldwork trips. Not to mention, I have worked alongside some inspirational characters and felt part of a team in each placement. With support and guidance where required, I have been able to develop a teaching style adapted to suit me. It has certainly been challenging but not without all sorts of excitement and fulfilment along the way

      — Geography Trainee

      Why join Leeds SCITT For Your Geography PGCE Teacher Training

      Leeds SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) is an exciting and innovative teacher training provider that offers the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for aspiring educators.

      Our Postgraduate Training Courses help to provide the highest quality of teaching and learning, ensuring that successful candidates have the teaching skills and knowledge necessary to become outstanding educators and secure a career in the teaching profession.

      PGCE student teachers will be working with a dedicated team of subject specialists who will provide them with the training and support to excel as geography teachers. In your Lead School Experience, you will be introduced to a range of practical, research-informed strategies to help you to understand how best to teach your subject.

      As you progress throughout the course, you will begin to implement these practical ideas and adapt them to fit your school context as well as to the needs of your learners, gradually taking more ownership and initiative on your placements.


      How will I become a confident Geography teacher?

      Our programme will give you support to gain confidence in teaching this broad subject that allows pupils to develop their practical, analytical, creative, evaluative and problem-solving skills. You’ll develop the skills required to devise and deliver enlightening lessons about our planet’s people, places, landscapes and natural history.

      As a geography teacher, you will bring the world to your classroom. It will be your responsibility to deliver a dynamic and engaging curriculum that is growing in popularity as more students choose this subject at GCSE.

      Your mentor and Lead Tutor will also support you in planning resources to enable students to develop and structure their own arguments, as well as training you on how to mark these effectively using exam mark schemes.

      From the Geography ITT School Lead Tutor

      In order to become a secondary school teacher in geography, you should be passionate about the subject and be willing to share this with pupils in an inspirational and engaging way. It is your mission to inspire young people’s interest in the world and its environment.

      It is important to have a good understanding of both physical and human geography but also be well-versed in the appropriate terminology and skills such as fieldwork, mapping, data handling and research.

      What does the Lead School Experience offer?

      Titus Salt School is a large, oversubscribed comprehensive school, based in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire. The school was rated Good by OFSTED in 2022, has an effective behaviour management system and a good percentage of students who go on to study at Oxbridge universities. The Geography department at Titus Salt School is a large department where colleagues are passionate about their subject and ready to share with trainees a wealth of experience. At Titus Salt School Geography is taught from Year 7 through to A level.

      With Leeds SCITT, you will have unique opportunities to improve your subject knowledge and help pupils to understand their place in the world and the relevance and importance of Geography.

      Additional Secondary School Placements

      In addition to your lead school placement, you can be placed within up to two of our additional partnership schools to give you contrasting placements.

      What other opportunities are available in our Placement Schools?

      – Get involved with the extra-curricular ‘Humanities Club’ for our KS3 pupils
      – Opportunities through school projects to raise donations and work with outside agencies such as: food banks, local elderly and refugee communities.
      – Access to whole school CPD staff training
      – Attending school field trips

      Tuition Fees

      The course fees for Leeds SCITT PGCE course, including QTS (Quality Teaching Status) and 60 masters credits, for the academic year 2023-24 is £9,250. Bursaries and Scholarships are available for some students

      Entry Requirements

      For this Postgraduate Certificate in Education Course you need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a higher education provider in England and Wales and GCSE grade C or 4 and above (or equivalent) in Maths and English. For further information go to

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