Our PGCE Science with Physics course begins with a stimulating mix of physics, chemistry and biology education. You will then focus fully on Physics, allowing you to specialise in the teaching of Physics at Key Stage 4. Teaching science at Key Stages 3 requires competence across the entire range of the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science.
We have a range of specialist science and teaching facilities, providing you with a solid foundation on which to develop your skills and experience. During your studies, you also will undertake teaching placements in at least two secondary schools and have the chance to acquire skills in the application of new technologies in teaching and learning. Schools are carefully selected to suit each individual and expose them to a variety of imaginative and thought provoking learning strategies. Key experts from our partner schools are on hand to offer invaluable mentoring and support.
Physics is a subject which can fascinate and inspire children. It feeds their natural curiosity and supports them in developing their understanding of the natural world. Science teachers are in great demand and this course appeals to graduates who are passionate about Physics but want to develop the skills and understanding to teach science across the curriculum.
You will gain the understanding and skills necessary to operate as a critically reflective Physics teacher in a secondary school setting. You will also develop the awareness and ability to transfer these skills and teach in subject areas across the science curriculum.
This ambitious school-led training programme has been designed in partnership with Middlesex University. We emphasise the importance of developing strong subject knowledge and an understanding of associated theory and pedagogy for teaching. Your training comprises an integration of centre-based training at Middlesex University with school-based training within the alliance schools. You will have an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate that you are meeting the Teachers’ Standards by the end of the training programme.
Training is designed to support trainee development in 5 core areas – behaviour management, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and professional behaviours.
Trainees will be supported by mentors, university tutors and expert colleagues throughout their training to support their development.
In addition, you will be able to study for a postgraduate award, PGCE providing access to an ambitious curriculum for developing teachers.
For more information, please visit PGCE School Direct Science with Physics (QTS)