Castle Newnham Partnership Chemistry (2SK6)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Bedfordshire
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.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.castlenewnham.school

Contents

About the course

Castle Newnham works in partnership with the University of Bedfordshire to provide you with a course that has a predominantly professional focus. You will undertake placements in two different schools and spend one week in a primary setting during your training. You will be supported throughout by a skilled, energetic and dedicated Science team and an experienced mentor.

Each Friday is spent at the University of Bedfordshire alongside other PGCE students.

School placements

Over the year you will have two different placements. You will spend four days per week in your school placement and Fridays are spent at The University of Bedfordshire with other PGCE trainee teachers.

At Castle Newnham School, teaching staff work in primary or secondary teams. We are firmly committed to developing the skills of all our staff and we are the lead school in the training partnership (Schools Direct) with the University of Bedfordshire. We hold weekly teaching and learning briefings to which all staff make a contribution to ensure we include evidence, research and debate in our practice.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

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

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.

Personal qualities

You need to be enthusiastic and dedicated with excellent subject knowledge and the ability to enthuse pupils.

Other requirements

It is important that your application is presented in an accurate and professional manner. Your personal statement is your opportunity to provide your reasons for wishing to pursue a career in teaching, to mention any additional skills you may have and to reflect on your experiences.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Our partnership includes a group of very successful and growing secondary schools and a number of very well established primary schools. Each school has great experience in supporting trainees and new entrants to the profession and each is staffed by dedicated, ambitious and supportive colleagues. Trainees will find themselves well supported and with access to innovative practice and high-quality professional development.

Why choose the Castle Newnham Partnership? Our partnership has been built on ambition - for our pupils and for our staff - and this includes our trainees. Our schools are expanding and developing and always keen to recruit the very best new teachers to work with our wonderful pupils.

Our trainees strongly recommend the course on the basis of the training they receive, as well as the feeling of being part of a warm and supportive partnership.

Interview process

School interviews take place at Castle Newnham School with social distancing in place. You will be able to meet members of staff, see our facilities and ask any questions you might have about the course.

The university part of the interview will consist of webinars and video interviews to replace face to face methods during COVID19 - please apply as normal. It will consist of an introductory talk, followed by a group activity and finally a personal interview.

University lecturers and representatives from partnership schools will conduct the interviews and subject knowledge across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 will be explored.

International students

We cannot sponsor visas. You’ll need to get the right visa or status to study in the UK.

You do not need a visa if you already have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or if you’re an Irish citizen.

Candidates with qualifications from non-UK institutions may need to provide evidence of comparability by applying for a UK ENIC statement.

Training with disabilities and other needs

Please visit our website to to read all of our policies.

http://www.castlenewnham.school

Contact this training provider

Email
rwilkes@castlenewnham.school
Telephone
01234303403
Website
http://www.castlenewnham.school
Address
Polhill Ave
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK41 9DT

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a Get Into Teaching adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or speak to an adviser using their online chat service Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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