Learn how to teach science and physics to 11 to 16-year-olds and, by arrangement, 16 to 18-year-olds on this PGCE course.
You’ll attend sessions at both at university and at partner schools, learning the principles of teaching physics and getting the vital hands-on experience necessary for later employment.
Successfully complete this PGCE Secondary Science with Physics course to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and become a teacher of science for students up to the age of 14-years-old and physics for 15 to 16-year-olds. On request, we may also be able to arrange experience teaching at post-16 level.
At university you’ll develop your teaching strategies and pedagogical techniques 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 placements at one of our partnership secondary schools you’ll help develop lesson plans and contribute to the development of pupils’ scientific skills and knowledge. You will also be provided with the opportunity for post-16-year-old teaching experience where possible.
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)
Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for teaching science at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) and Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16) and your physics specialism at Key Stage 4.