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History is a popular course and candidates will normally have a good history degree.  Related degrees with significant history content will be taken into consideration.  Candidates will need to demonstrate that they have considered how to develop their subject knowledge in the National Curriculum, GCSE and A level requirements for history.

Subject Pathway

Trainees come together on a Thursday for a weekly opportunity to learn more about the subject and the pedagogy of history. It is an opportunity to learn from Becky, visiting experts and each other.

Visits extend trainees’ subject knowledge and provide ideas for school trips.  Recent trips have been to Berkeley Castle, Chedworth Roman Villa, Warwick Castle, the Imperial War Museum and the National Gallery.  Trainees also have the opportunity to accompany their placement school on trips.

Subject sessions usually take place at Ribston Hall High School with some at the school of the guest expert.

Programme Structure

Trainees start the year with three weeks of professional studies, a programme of lectures, workshops and expert speakers, to give a context to the course.  By the end of September, trainees start their “Parent 1” placement and will be in school full time until mid-December.  There are another two weeks of professional studies either side of Christmas.  In January trainees start their “Twin” placement in a second school.  There are more professional studies weeks before Easter then trainees return to their first school for their “Parent 2” placement.  The final placement includes an enhancement week to give opportunities to experience particular aspects of teaching.


No bursary available for 2021/22
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Subject Leader

Hattie BowmanHarriet Bowman

Stroud High School

Hattie is an experienced teacher who has worked in three different schools in Gloucestershire and Leicestershire and was, herself, a graduate of the GITEP programme. During her teaching career, she has had a variety of different roles including Assistant Director of Post-16 and Head of History and Politics.

Hattie has a wide range of experience in teacher training: working as a mentor in schools and also working as a ‘Development Lead’ at Teach First, which involved training trainee and Early Career teachers across a wide range of school settings. Hattie is extremely enthusiastic about initial teacher training and is excited to be working with the History GITEP trainees this year.

Hattie is an Honorary Teaching Fellow of the University of Bristol.

Entry Requirements


  • A History degree or a degree in a related subject.
  • Maths and English at Grade C/Level 4 or above at GCSE.


  • Degree at 2:2 or above.
  • Involvement with young people in some capacity.
  • An awareness of issues in history education: TESHistorical Association.

Routes & Course Codes

Institute CodeSCITTSchool DirectQTS OnlyPGCE with QTS
26PCotswold Edge Teaching Alliance (School Direct)2WJB
14BBalcarras School (School Direct)2CMW2CMX
1ZBOdyssey TSA (School Direct)2RPV 2RPW
2EHCotswold Teaching School Partnership (School Direct)36MX

If you have any questions please call us on 01242 505945 or complete the form on the contact page.