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Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust Physics (34DF)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Winchester
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available if you’re eligible

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

The course prepares you to teach across the age ranges 11-16 and is structured around a combination of taught modules based at the University and placement modules based in schools or educational settings.

You will undertake studies in all elements of secondary education; extend your knowledge of teaching and learning, of the breadth and scope of the curriculum and the professional skills associated with high-quality teaching. You will then apply these areas of understanding and skill to classroom practice throughout the year, including during two assessed placements in schools or educational settings.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a PGCE with recommendations for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

School placements

Bay House School & Sixth Form is the lead school for Initial Teacher Training within the GFM. Trainees focus on the 11-16 age range during the first year, although there are observation opportunities in the 6th form.

Within the GFM family currently, are Brune Park Community School, an 11-16 school also within Gosport, Gomer Junior and Rowner Junior, primary schools within Gosport and Lord Wilson School, a specialist secondary provision on the outskirts of Fareham. This diversity offers a broad spectrum of experiences.

We are partnered with other schools in the Fareham area, with whom we share resources to offer placements, allowing our trainees to gather even wider and more diverse experience of a variety of schools.


You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Bay House School and Sixth Form
Bay House School, Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, PO12 2QP
Brune Park Community School
Military Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3BU

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

The minimum requirements you will be expected to meet are as follows: an honours degree, usually a 2:2 or above; GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C / 4 or above; you will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of competency in literacy and numeracy, which will also be assessed during the interview process. Equivalencies to academic qualifications are considered on an individual basis, so if you hold qualifications from a number of years ago or from outside the UK, please contact us for confirmation of their suitability.

Personal qualities

We will look for evidence of a commitment to the teaching profession, an understanding of professional requirements, and an awareness of current educational issues in an application. Prior experience in a school is not essential, however prospective students may find experience in a school useful for obtaining an insight into the classroom setting. Experience in a school or similar setting may also provide reassurance to prospective students that teaching is the right choice for their career.

Other requirements

If you accept an offer of a place you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records check and Prohibition Order check. If you have spent time overseas in the last 5 years you may also be required to obtain criminal records checks from each of the countries you visited. You will also be required to complete an occupational health check to confirm that you are fit to teach. The University of Winchester will send you more information about when and how you need to complete each of these checks if you accept our offer.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £13,800

At time of publication, the tuition fees for September 2021 entry are £9,250 for UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students. EU fees to be confirmed. The tuition fee for International students is £13,800. Please contact ( for confirmation of the fee.

As the GFM Academy Trust work in partnership with Winchester University, you will not be employed by the school during your training year, so will be required to pay the fees specified by the University. To see if you are eligible for funding through tuition fee loans, training bursaries or scholarships, please consult the Get into Teaching website.

About the training provider

The Gosport & Fareham Multi-Academy Trust has a dedicated and experienced ITT team, through which we provide an exceptional standard (as recognised by Ofsted) of school-based Initial Teacher Training through a stimulating and supportive environment. Trainees are supported to become reflective, enthusiastic and knowledgeable practitioners; ready to enhance the learning of young people. An allocated mentor will work with you on a daily basis to develop the qualities needed to meet the Teacher Standards and support your passion to become an outstanding practitioner. A continuous programme of professional learning is part of a package of personal and professional support, tailored specifically to meet your individual needs. Our expectations are for high calibre trainees who are excited by our learning ethos and who feel that they could make a positive contribution to enhancing our offer to pupils. We welcome applications from ambitious trainees who are enthusiastic about training to teach, who are creative, imaginative and forward thinking, with high aspirations for learners. You need to be patient, resilient and adaptable, with good interpersonal skills, but also be approachable and passionate about your subject.

About the accredited body

The University of Winchester is recognised by Ofsted as an ‘Outstanding’ provider of teacher education at both primary and secondary level and has a long history of training teachers. Our passion is to provide you with a university experience that helps you reach your full potential in a stimulating and supportive learning environment that challenges and inspires, in a beautiful, historic cathedral city. The city of Winchester has a rich heritage and vibrant contemporary culture, so whether living here or commuting, there is plenty to enjoy in the city and surrounding area.

Interview process

If your UCAS application is selected, you will be contacted and invited to one interview. As part of the interview, candidates are normally expected to teach 30 minutes of a lesson. In light of Covid, our interview process is currently being held virtually. As such, the practical teaching element has been suspended. However, candidates will still be expected to submit a lesson plan for a teaching episode in order to demonstrate appropriate subject knowledge. In addition, all candidates will need to complete a written English task and a Maths skills test.

Candidates will then have the opportunity to participate in an interview (about half an hour) with the Manager of Initial Teacher Training, the Department Lead and when available, a representative from Winchester University. Under normal circumstances, candidates will also be offered an optional tour of the school. The interview process is complete within a half day.

Candidates will be notified of the interview decision via personal contact from the Manger of Initial Teacher Training and the UCAS notification procedure.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Your wellbeing is a top priority and we will do all we can to give you the chance to flourish and maximise your potential. In partnership with the University of Winchester there is a dedicated student support team to help with any questions or challenges you might experience during your studies. We work with you to support your wellbeing and mental health, provide confidential advice and offer workshops to boost your academic skills. If you have a disability or learning difference, we encourage you to get in touch before you apply so we can discuss tailored support for your individual needs. The GFM have a culture of supporting you to ensure you are able to thrive in a school environment through our mentoring scheme and the continuous nurture of the Initial Teacher Training team.

Contact this training provider

Bay House School
Gomer Lane
PO12 2QP

Support and advice

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