If you are passionate about communicating the marvels of chemistry to young people then we are keen to develop your skills and knowledge in chemistry to inspire young minds and meet the rising demand for GCSE and A Level Chemistry.
Our aim is to help you become a committed, confident and creative teacher so we will help equip you with the essential tools you need to kick-start your career in education. We will train you to teach across the years, covering topics from learning how to introduce students to atoms, elements and particles, to thermodynamics and inorganic chemistry.
You will also learn how to demonstrate impressive chemical reactions safely!
As you progress, you will increase your ability to handle the ever-evolving teaching environment, and by the time your course is complete, you will be in a position to continue developing your understanding, knowledge and skills throughout your professional life.
Your course will feature a range of modules and the opportunity to get plenty of hands-on practice in local schools with support from colleagues in our Teaching School Alliance and experienced University tutors. So while the School Direct PGCE is an academic qualification, the emphasis is very much on practical experience, with around two thirds of the course spent in school.
Trainees will spend 4 days per week in school, with 1 day per week being a training day. These training days will be held at either the University or Bishop Challoner Catholic College.
Bishop Challoner Catholic College is the Lead School for the Central Midlands Science Learning Partnership, allowing schools to access the high quality materials and courses provided.