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History PGCE  11-18

This GUTP course prepares trainees to teach a variety of History courses, including: GCE History AS/A2 level, GCSE History, and humanities at KS3. The course is carefully tailored to meet the Teachers’ Standards and includes training on:

  • The History curriculum
  • Lesson planning and teaching strategies
  • Assessment strategies
  • Positive Behaviour Management
  • Ensuring pupil progress
  • Applying assessment criteria in History
  • How to motivate students of all abilities and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Teaching in a humanities department
  • Teaching History at KS5 including completion of coursework
  • Effective feedback in History

Training for each subject is undertaken through a number of twilight sessions and subject training days held in the various schools throughout the academic year during the working week.

Support during the course:

The History PGCE is co-ordinated and managed by an experienced teacher of humanities in one of our partner schools ensuring that your training is up-to-date and relevant to schools. This ensures you the best start in your teaching career. You will have a dedicated School Based Tutor on both your school placements and a dedicated link Director. These key staff are there to support and guide you through the course and into your ECT (early career teaching) years.

Entry Requirements:

Potential trainees must possess a relevant degree and grade C, or above, in Maths and English at GCSE (this would equate to a grade 4 or above for the new GCSE). Relevant experience may also be considered.

Pre-course reading:

Exam boards used by the schools in which you may train include AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC. Click on the links below to access these sites.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like further information.

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Contact Information

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership

c/o Sponne School

Brackley Road



NN12 6DJ

Tel: 01327 350284 ext 7253