St Marylebone Collaborative Chemistry (H036)

Postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS)

Accredited body
Roehampton University
Financial support
Salary
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.

Age range
11 to 16 - secondary
Course length
1 year - full time
Date you can apply from
1 December 2022
Date course starts
September 2023
Website
http://www.stmaryleboneschool.com
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Course summary

You will work with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently. This is complimented by a placement of about 6 weeks’ teaching in another school.

The PGCE Secondary science programmes (Biology with Science, Chemistry with Science and Physics with Science) are designed to enable you to teach, as a minimum, all the science specified in the National Curriculum for science at Key Stage 3, and your chosen science specialism from biology, chemistry or physics, at Key Stage 4. Students join the course with a variety of science degrees and backgrounds. Few, if any, are confident from the start in all aspects of science demanded by the National Curriculum or even by their own subject specialism. Early in the course you will complete a personal audit and begin an action plan to build on your general science and subject specialism knowledge. This is an important thread running through the programme. A similar approach is followed with your understanding and skills in ICT, so that you will be able to make appropriate use of these when teaching.

Science education at Roehampton is well staffed and resourced so that we are able to provide you with practical workshops as well as seminars and personal tutorials. Throughout the programme we aim to produce more than strong classroom practitioners; we aim also to produce reflective teachers who will go on to participate in, and influence, the future development of science education.

School placements

The programme is the result of close collaboration between school-based mentors and the Roehampton team. It is arranged into three terms. In the first term you begin to learn how pupils develop science understanding and skills while at the same time building enough confidence to plan and teach a science lesson. The second term extends this by using teaching experience to improve lesson performance and revisit and extend issues within science education. The third term addresses science education outside the classroom and broader issues concerning the role of science within the school curriculum. Towards the end of this term, you will develop an action plan to provide a basis for progression and development within your first year of teaching.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Candidates should have an approved degree in a science, and if possible, some familiarity with schools through work experience or observation, prior to interview. Applicants will also be asked to prepare a short presentation on a school science topic for the interview.

Your degree subject should be in chemistry or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

(https://www.equivalencytesting.com/) or similar

Personal qualities

We are looking for applicants who have the potential to become outstanding teachers, and who are able to work independently on their studies while training in a school context. These personal attributes include:

  • Subject knowledge
  • Motivation to become the best teacher possible
  • Ability to analyse and learn from experience
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Capacity for hard work
  • Perseverance
  • Good organisational skills
  • Empathy and a liking for young people.
  • Ambition to make a difference by becoming an inspirational teacher.
  • Must pass Secretary of State’s requirement for physical and mental fitness to teach.

Other requirements

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults and it is our expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. Any offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Salary

Unqualified teacher’s pay scale in inner London £24,254.00

Fees and financial support

About the training provider

The lead school The St Marylebone CE School has a 25+ year history of teacher training and outreach work, including ten years as a National Teaching School. Now working as St Marylebone Collaborative we are experienced in supporting successful trainees over a number of years on different training routes, for instance PGCE, Teach First, School Direct. Staff are eager to be involved in training and mentoring, many of them having themselves trained at St Marylebone School.

St Marylebone is also one of the 42 Maths Hubs in England. We run the Maths Hub for the Central & NW London region. St Marylebone is also running one of the eight Creativity Collaboratives pilots funded by Art Council England, investigating teaching for creativity.

When you train with us, or one of our partner schools, you will work with experienced teachers, first of all observing and team teaching, then teaching independently. We work with a group of schools in Central London and further afield. Often the six week second school placements are shared between partner schools to ensure that trainees have a good experience.

We have been successively rated outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS and are one of the best performing non-selective state schools nationally.

We are based in the fantastic location of Marylebone High Street with all the attractions of Central London nearby and the benefits of excellent transport links. Nearest tube stations: Baker Street, Regents’ Park (both a 2-minute walk away).

About the accredited body

This course is accredited by University of Roehampton, who have been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years. Many members of staff are at the cutting edge of research in teacher education, which has a positive impact on the quality of our provision; tutors have extensive teaching experience in schools with many having served as consultants or as Ofsted inspectors.

The university experience is enhanced by its beautiful campus both close to central London and set in parkland with grand, historic buildings and lakes with newly built modern facilities.

Interview process

We will invite selected candidates to an interview. The invitation letter will give full details of the interview. This is likely to be a classroom exercise, literacy test, and panel interview.

Prior to your interview you will need to complete a Maths and English test online (please see link provided below).

Maths: https://response.questback.com/roehamptonuniversity/mathsskills2324

English: https://response.questback.com/roehamptonuniversity/englishskills2324

Interview Applicants must bring the following to interview: their qualifications certificates; identity documents (photo id e.g. a passport, and evidence of residence e.g. a mobile phone bill or bank/savings statement). Overseas applicants must provide evidence of their eligibility to live and study in the UK.

Offers If we make you an offer, it could be conditional upon various things such as DBS clearance. You are entitled to wait for the outcome of all your applications before accepting an offer and we fully endorse this

International candidates

You’ll need the right to work in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to work in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for salaried courses is the Skilled Worker visa.

To apply for a Skilled Worker visa you need to be sponsored by your employer.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/disability-services/

Also contact the Roehampton office for a discussion of your needs if they are not related to mobility, so that we can identify what additional support might be appropriate for you.

Disability access is limited in some of the schools due to the nature of the historic buildings in which they are based. Please contact the school concerned directly if you wish to discuss this in detail.

Contact this training provider

Email
s.vekaria@stmaryleboneschool.com
Telephone
02079354704
Website
http://www.stmaryleboneschool.com
Address
64 Marylebone High Street
London
Greater London
W1U 5BA

Support and advice

You can speak to a teacher training adviser for free, dedicated advice. They are all experienced teachers who can give you one-to-one support with your application. They can also help you get school experience, and find events where you can speak to training providers and teachers.

Call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

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