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Applying to teach geography

Topics on this page:

  • Why should I get some school experience?
  • Choosing your geography training
  • Completing the application form for geography training

Having explored the training options and considered your own subject knowledge you are ready to start applying.  Register with the DfE Get into Teaching website.

Why should I get some school experience?

Gaining experience in the classroom will help you understand what teaching is like in schools today. It will also strengthen your application and help you prepare for interviews. 

A strong candidate will show that they have a good understanding of the role of a teacher, be able to talk about geography teaching they have observed and discuss what is required by the national curriculum. Find out about getting school experience at Get school experience.

To help you get the best from your geography school experience, read What should I look for in a good geography school experience?

Choosing your geography training

Decide the:

Completing the application form for geography training

Whichever route into teaching you decide to take, you will be required to complete an application form. Apply through the Get into Teaching website. Download this short guide to help you, Hints on applying for a secondary geography course.