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Teach Wimbledon Chemistry (2VKV)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Roehampton University
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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021


About the course

School Direct is a one year course which offers the opportunity to spend the majority of time in school, learning directly from experienced professionals. Professional Studies is provided by Higher Education Institutes and involves university-centred training once a week. Through lectures, workshops and assignments the theoretical aspect of teaching and Professional Studies supports practice in the classroom leading to the award of a P.G.C.E. and Qualified Teacher Status and 60 credits to Masters.

This course will prepare you to teach all aspects of Chemistry in secondary school. You will learn about current developments in the teaching of Chemistry and its place in the National Curriculum at GCSE.

The course will also enable the trainee to spend a period of time in a contrasting school placement arranged by Teach Wimbledon.

School placements

In the first instance, candidates select the school they would like to train at. Teach Wimbledon will organise an away placement and all of the schools are based within the London borough of Merton and therefore within close proximity. We are partnered with 6 Secondary schools and as part of the course trainees are expected to attend 6 weeks in another school. The rest of the year will be spent at the home chosen school.


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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Raynes Park High School
Bushey Road, London, SW20 0JL
Ricards Lodge High School
Lake Road, Wimbledon, SW19 7HB
Rutlish School
Watery Lane, Merton, SW20 9AD
St Mark’s Church of England Academy
Acacia Road, Mitcham, CR4 1SF
Ursuline High School
Crescent Road, Wimbledon, Sw20 8HA

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Maths and Science Degree classification of 2:1 or above

‘in the current situation school experience is not possible, however, do not let this deter you from applying’

Evidence at application of the ability to demonstrate a high standard of written English Evidence at application of the ability to demonstrate a high standard of Maths Health and physical capacity to teach An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Personal qualities

To uphold the Teachers’ Standards with enthusiasm, commitment and demonstrate a vision for teaching Ability to communicate clearly with speaking, reading and listening skills Awareness of and sensitivity to children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs and to the range of attitudes and behaviours displayed by young people Knowledge of current educational landscape Openness to continuing professional learning Openness to advice, guidance and positive professional challenge Professionalism including organisation, punctuality, attendance and adherence to codes of conduct The ability to work independently and a team player Demonstrate the resilience to meet the demands of the course

Other requirements

Health and physical capacity to teach An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) Commitment to equal opportunities A vision for teaching Relevant ICT skills

Fees and financial support

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

The University offer a range of financial support, including generous scholarships, a Student Hardship Fund for those in financial difficulty, access to postgraduate student loans and personal advice on budgeting.

About the training provider

Welcome to Teach Wimbledon

Working alongside Roehampton University, University of London and St Mary’s University, Teach Wimbledon leads an Alliance and a unique school direct partnership with 14 schools in Merton.

School Direct is a route into teaching which enables graduates to be employed by the school where their training takes place for the year with an expectation that this will continue once the programme is successfully completed.

We lead the provision of training opportunities at Primary level and in a wide range of subjects at Secondary level.

First and Second year, 100% job offers within Teach Wimbledon secured.

Qualification leads to PGCE/60 masters credit and QTS. (No 3rd degrees allowed for any entry requirements)

Primary Schools: Dundonald, St Mary’s, The Priory C of E , St Thomas of Canterbury, St Teresa’s , Sacred Heart , St John Fisher, St Peter and Paul’s

Secondary Schools: Raynes Park High School, Ricards Lodge High School, Rutlish School , St Marks Academy, Ursuline High School, Wimbledon College.

Feedback on Teach Wimbledon

“Selection process is robust” “Students are well supported” “100% retention on the course”

Interview process

Shortlisting: Well-presented and coherent application Suitable academic profile Favourable references Good quality supporting statement Subject specific criteria met

Interview: Socially distanced or on screen interview (depending on school) Teach a lesson or an on screen skill (depending on the school) Numeracy and Literacy in school or on line test (depending on the school)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome all applicants and cater to the needs of all trainees according to what maybe required.

Contact this training provider

Crescent Road
SW20 8HA

Support and advice

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