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Annabelle Hawley

PGCE Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16)

Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16) student, Annabelle Hawley, wearing graduation robes and a mortar board

Studying my PGCE at Edge Hill has drastically changed my confidence academically and socially.

I have always had an interest in the educational system. To contribute to society and students’ education, inspiring students to fulfil their dreams and change the world. In my own studies, I have always had a passion for geography, and I wish to share this enthusiasm with others.

Edge Hill University offers a substantial number of practical experiences in schools, allowing us to develop our learning through practice, experience, and implementation. There are lots of supported opportunities for employment through conferences, as well as getting further support from placement schools.

Seeing my personal development and confidence being built inside and out of the classroom is the most memorable part of the course for me.

Studying my PGCE at Edge Hill has drastically changed my confidence academically and socially. When beginning my degree, the lack of confidence would restrict what I believed I was capable of. Studying at Edge Hill changed this for me, I started to believe that I was capable of anything that I was presented with. Taking on any feedback provided, whether positive or negative to build myself as a teacher. Always remembering that criticism is constructive.

Since starting Edge Hill, I have strengthened belief in myself as a teacher. The support I have received from both the lecturers and classmates has made my degree much more enjoyable. Through a challenging and rewarding process Edge Hill has supported me and my development in the classroom.

The feeling of accomplishment, knowing that you have made a difference in the classroom has got to be one of the best feelings when teaching, whether big or small, the achievement feels great.

To find out more about studying this programme, please view the full course information for PGCE Secondary Geography with QTS (11-16).