Train to teach science and chemistry to 11 to 16-year-olds and, by arrangement, 16 to 18-year-olds.
You’ll attend sessions at both university and partner schools. earning the principles of teaching chemistry and getting the vital hands-on experience necessary for later employment. Trainees on our PGCE Secondary courses achieve high results, with almost 100% passing the course.
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Successfully completed this PGCE Secondary Science with Chemistry course to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and become a science teacher for students up to 14 years old and chemistry teacher for 15 to 16-year-olds. We can also arrange for you to teach the 16 to 18 age range on request.
You’ll develop your teaching strategies and pedagogical techniques at London Met as well as exploring the fundamentals of how children learn. These study sessions will include collaborative projects and school-based work with other trainees, as well as how to implement teaching and pupil assessment.
Through your two placements at our partnership secondary schools, you’ll help develop lesson plans and contribute to the development of pupils’ scientific skills and knowledge.
We place great emphasis on the importance of gaining feedback from your peers and colleagues during your placements. You’ll complete a weekly reflection and contribute to discussions online in order to further develop your understanding of the role of a secondary teacher.
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Curriculum Studies (core, 30 credits)
Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (core, 30 credits)
School Experience to Progress Point 2 (core, 15 credits)
School Experience to Progress Point 5 (core, 45 credits)
On successful completion of the course you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for teaching science at Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 14 years old) and Key Stage 4 (ages 14 to 16 years old), and your chemistry specialism at Key Stage 4.