PGCE Secondary Physics with Maths PGCE
This course will train you to become a physics and mathematics teacher across the 11-16 or 11-18 age range. It will prepare you to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE and A level. Completion of this 10 month course leads to both a postgraduate qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS).

The physics with mathematics combination is now firmly established as an alternative to the traditional combination of physics, biology and chemistry in a teacher training course. Physics with mathematics trainees focus on the two highly valued subjects of physics and mathematics and being qualified to teach both these shortage subjects will increase your employability.

The course combines master's level academic study of physics and mathematics education with a range of school experiences. Approximately two-thirds of your time will be spent in our partnership schools and colleges developing your practical teaching skills with the support of trained mentors and experienced teachers. When on placement, you will observe and teach classes under the guidance of an experienced science teacher mentor, improving your skills in planning, teaching and assessment.

Throughout the course you will learn:

  • How to develop the confidence and competence of all pupils in thinking scientifically.
  • How to teach and assess pupils' understanding of the different branches of science.
  • How to help pupils to develop as independent and collaborative learners.
  • How to use practical exercises, ICT and `the real world' in the teaching of science.

What our students say:

'The course has been fantastic, the experience and most importantly the confidence I have developed whilst being on the PGCE is beyond anything I could have imagined. Yes it has been tough, but it has been completely worth it!'

PGCE Award
Full-time Study Mode
10 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

All applicants require a strong academic record at A level or equivalent and at degree level including a 2:2 honours degree or above in a physical science, e.g. Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.  At least half of your degree should have content strongly related to Physics.  You will require a strong academic record at A-level or equivalent: you should have at least grade B in Physics (or a C if you can demonstrate sustained academic attainment since A-level) and at least one other science or maths subject at A-level.

All applicants must also hold qualifications in English language and mathematics at GCSE grade C or above (Grade 4 or above as of academic year 2016/17), or hold equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

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