PGCE Secondary Science with Physics

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    PGCE 1 year full-time/part-time

Course Description

Science is an exciting, rapidly progressing subject that is challenging to teach. This largely school-based course is designed to give you the subject-specific knowledge, secure understanding of educational theory and practical teaching skills to lead learning; initiate change; and thrive as a teacher.

You attend subject-specific sessions, lectures and seminars designed to develop your awareness and understanding of the nature and content of the science curriculum; professional issues; and practical aspects of teaching such as planning and assessment.

During the course, you spend around 70% of your time in placement schools where you develop the skills and experience necessary to teach scientific concepts. You work independently and collaboratively, using a variety of teaching and learning approaches.

When you successfully complete the course, you achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to work in a school as a teacher.

Why choose this course?

  • Study at our Bedford campus, home to one of the largest education providers in the UK with a long and established history of teacher education
  • Benefit from our well-established links to more than 500 schools across the eastern region, a network that puts us at the forefront of educational developments
  • Learn to apply your subject and theoretical knowledge to practical areas of teaching including different teaching approaches; planning and preparation; and managing the science classroom
  • Be able to evaluate the impact of applying theory to your teaching practice and use your evaluations to inform your future actions
  • Hone your skills of critical self-evaluation and gain confidence in analysing your own practical experience during your school placements
  • Engage with relevant research literature and develop the skills of a reflective and research-informed practitioner
  • Develop your creativity and team-working skills, preparing you to influence and lead in educational settings while enhancing your own sense of independence
  • As well as Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), completing the course also offers you up to 60 Masters’ level credits with opportunities for further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels.

Entry Requirements

UK applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

EU/International applicants please visit website for details.

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Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and from the University.

Student Destinations

Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of science with a specialism in physics. Throughout your PGCE course, you study with an experienced, specialist team, gaining the knowledge and skills you need to teach scientific concepts in a variety of inspiring ways.

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