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Kingston University: Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Citizenship with Social Science

Institution Kingston University View institution profile
Department Department of Education
Telephone 020 8547 8145
Study type Taught


Kingston's Citizenship with Social Science PGCE is an exciting teacher training route for those who are passionate about developing actively engaged young citizens. You will be trained by leading practitioners in the area who will support your emergence as a highly effective, research-engaged teacher.

The course is designed to model dynamic, flexible and responsive teaching which you can use in your own practice. You will learn how to teach high-quality lessons and how to form partnerships in learning with other sites of education including museums, parliaments and courts of law. You will develop practical skills such as campaigning that form an important part of the subject. You will also develop a deeper understanding of key areas of subject knowledge in citizenship including democracy, the law and justice, human rights and diversity. The course will explore the curricular requirements associated with citizenship for 11-16 year olds as well as the key GCSE examinations. Where possible, you will have the opportunity to experience and develop your ability to teach at sixth-form level.

The course also includes an additional element of Social Science training, enabling you to receive support in teaching sociology, politics, psychology or philosophy in the 14-19 age group. This will benefit your employability in schools at the end of your training.

Reasons to choose Kingston University - We were ranked 2nd in the UK for Education in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

  • Our passionate team all have a rich background in teaching in London school settings, and are able to share both their theoretical and practical knowledge with you.

  • Kingston's partnership schools offer excellent opportunities for practical learning and a range of exciting diverse experiences. You will have personalised support from both University and partnership schools.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (148 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing …

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