BSc (Hons) Geography, Urban Environments and Climate Change (QTS)

This course provides a high standard of training and subject knowledge for those who wish to take up a teaching post in the secondary school sector teaching geography. It will give you both the Geography knowledge at degree level and ensure that those who are successful will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - the professional award required by all those who wish to teach in a maintained secondary school. You will undertake both geography, urban environment and climate change modules at our Wolverhampton campus and periods of education-based learning at the Walsall Campus.. You will also spend at least 120 days divided between a range of different schools at different times during the three year course. As a trainee you will learn how to teach geography to pupils in the 11-16 age range within the secondary age phase, with additional primary and post-16 enhancements.

The geography content of the course reflects topical concerns of the five main GCSE and A-Level awarding bodies, i.e. urban environments (especially brownfield regeneration), climate change, geographical information systems and environmental issues in the developing world. Of particular relevance is the inclusion of a geo-spatial theme running through the three years of the course, to provide students with a thorough appreciation of the teaching and learning potential of geographical information systems, remote sensing & Building Information Modelling, which are currently in demand in the teaching of geography at secondary level.

This course complies with the statutory guidance from the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training courses.