Seven Kings Teaching School Alliance
Chemistry (258N)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
UCL, University College London (University of London)
Financial support
Scholarships or bursaries, as well as student finance, are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

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.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.sevenkings.school

Contents

About the course

This is a one year course in which you will have lectures at university and then two teaching practices at two different schools off site. Assessments are a mixture of written assignments set by the university and lesson observations and teaching practice assessment forms whilst at school. “UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a global leader in teacher education. Their programmes are recognised by Ofsted as “outstanding” in very criterion across Primary and Secondary Education.” All UCL School Direct students have full access to UCL student support services and facilities. Seven Kings School is recognised by Ofsted as an Outstanding school and the Teaching Alliance consists of several outstanding schools. Seven Kings has an awarded “Cradle to Grave” programme of support for all teachers of all stages in their careers.

Interview process

The candidate will be interviewed by teaching staff from alliance schools. They will be asked to prepare a lesson plan and discuss it as well as working with students and be interviewed. UCL carries out second interviews on the Tuition Fee Secondary route only.

How school placements work

Candidates will be placed across the alliance within schools who have an excellent track record of support supporting students. The alliance covers 4 - 19 provision with an opportunity to visit special schools. The candidate will have two placements across the alliance spending approximately one term in each placement.

Fees

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £26,000
  • a bursary of £24,000

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Chemistry or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Financial support from the training provider

Bursaries and scholarships are available for Chemistry. Please see https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-my-teacher-training/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-teacher-training

Requirements

Qualifications

You’ll need to hold an undergraduate degree awarded by a higher education provider in England or Wales, or a recognised equivalent qualification. (2.2 or above) You’ll need to have a standard equivalent to grade C/4, or above, in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics. For candidates intending to teach pupils aged 3 – 11 (early years and primary), you must also have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C/4, or above, in a GCSE science subject examination. .

Other requirements

This is subject to the relevant criminal checks and verifying qualifications

About the training provider

Seven Kings Teaching Alliance has 25 schools who have great experience working with trainee teachers at different levels. Seven Kings Teaching School Alliance is proud to offer primary and secondary teacher tuition route and salaried training through School Direct, a school-based teacher training route. Trainees work alongside highly experienced classroom practitioners and have more of their training in school.

As a Teaching Alliance we have vast experience in Initial Teacher Training and are proud of our achievements in turning inexperienced trainees into outstanding teachers and leaders of the future. Many of our trainees now hold positions in middle and senior leadership roles. It is expected that trainees will go on to work within their host school or group of schools although there is no absolute guarantee of employment. Last year all of our salaried trainees received an offer of a job within our alliance.

We are proud of our awarded Cradle to Grave programme of training and the exciting programmes we offer for ITT across our schools’ networks.

Our School Direct training is delivered in partnership with the Institute of Education (University of London) and the University of East London.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Seven Kings is equipped with lifts to support students with access. In the past we have supported trainees with access needs by timetabling them in more easily accessed rooms.

Contact details

Email
c.dnetto@sevenkings.school
Telephone
02085548935
Website
http://www.sevenkings.school
Address
Ley Street
Ilford
Essex
IG2 7BT

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