Find out more about the Leeds SCITT Geography course.

'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 adapt to suit me. It has certainly been challenging but not without all sorts of excitement and fulfillment along the way' Geography Trainee, 2013.

Learning in a classroom requires professionalism, organisation, planning, preparation and excellent subject knowledge, across the department. Trainees will experience lessons across all age and ability ranges within Geography, as well as a range of Humanities subjects in the first instance, reflecting the diverse needs of students in our schools. You will work alongside an experienced team of Geographers and the wider Humanities department, who have proven ability to ensure achievement for all students.

Titus Salt School is a large, oversubscribed comprehensive school with 1500 students, including 300 in the sixth form, based in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire, Shipley, West Yorkshire.

The Geography department at Titus Salt School is a large department that has teachers with a wealth of experience and who are passionate about ensuring their students fulfil their potential. Trainees will gain experience of dynamic teaching within the classroom and will also have the opportunity to be involved in fieldtrips during their time at the lead school and in their placement schools. The Lead Tutor for Geography has over 15 years’ experience teaching in local secondary schools. He is the Acting Head of Faculty at Titus Salt School, having previously led the Geography department for 5 years. He also has extensive experience of exam marking for one of the main exam boards.

Geography offers unique opportunities for students to improve their subject knowledge and understand their place in the world. It is a broad subject that allows students to develop their practical, analytical, creative, evaluative and problem-solving skills. Young people have a natural curiosity about the world around them, and excellent Geography teaching enables students to appreciate the varied and fantastic world in which we live. It is a subject that teaches about a variety of issues, ranging from a local to a global scale, which will set them up to achieve their very best. We are interested in finding teachers who can inspire, challenge and consistently enjoy working with young people in a way that encourages students to thrive in the world around them.

We train Geography teachers who are inspirational, and who are not afraid to take risks. Typically, our trainees enter the teaching profession well prepared for the rigours of being a Newly Qualified Teacher. Many acquire jobs in our partner schools where they have been on placement and quickly progress in the first few years of qualifying. Several of our current mentors are teachers who were previously trainees on this course. 

If you share our vision of excellence for young people we want to meet you.Ready to Apply?  Our course codes for UCAS are: F8X1 for SCITT (L26) and 2BV2 for School Direct with Leeds SCITT and St Marys Menston (1AA).

Louise says...

What was the highlight of the SCITT course for you? Having the opportunity to build relationships and contacts within a range of schools in the local area. This has really aided me in my career as I frequently share resources and advise with lots of people in the same boat as myself.

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Louise studied Geography

Luke says...

My highlight of the SCITT course would be that I was given the opportunity to work with some fantastic and well experienced teachers from day one. The course had two brilliant leaders who lead by example and were very willing to allow you to observe their lessons and experience the practical side of the theory that was taught. Also my placement at Titus Salt School was a huge highlight, the staff there were very welcoming and made my first placement a real pleasure.

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Luke studied Geography

Trainees says...

"Geography SCITT has helped me develop the skills as a teacher I have needed to land a job in an outstanding school for my NQT year, I couldn't thank them enough"

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Trainees studied Geography