Our Secondary Science PGCE is run by a team of committed, passionate and experienced staff who offer a diverse range of expertise and a genuine conviction that our approach to teacher education is a great way to develop outstanding teachers. Staff have extensive school and university teaching experience, and are active in researching in and working with schools to push forward the frontiers of science education. We train you to be thoughtful, creative teachers who care about children’s development and their capacity to understand and use science in their everyday lives and future careers.
Our PGCE Physics course will prepare you to teach physics to GCSE and ‘A’ level.
You will train as a science teacher who specialises in physics, so we will also prepare you to teach chemistry and biology to at least Key Stage 3.
The PGCE Physics option provides a pathway into teaching for graduates who have a good degree with at least 50% of the content related to physics, e.g. physics, engineering or astronomy. Ideally, you will also have a strong background in at least one other science at ‘A’ level.
Physics remains a popular choice for ‘A’ level students in schools. In addition to being a key component of Science in the National Curriculum it is also being offered as a separate GCSE option in many schools. STEM subjects are a national priority so physics teachers are in strong demand.
Development of subject and teaching knowledge and understanding is a priority and the team of science tutors includes specialists in physics, chemistry, biology and psychology teaching.
Topics covered include:
the aims of science teaching
the planning, preparation and evaluation of learning experiences for children of different ages and abilities
school laboratory management
the use of information and communications technologies to support science teaching and learning
More specific details about the types of sessions you will have and how you will be taught to teach can be found here.
Read more at https://www.exeter.ac.uk/teachertraining/secondary/science/physics/#PQBEQbcH5KLqP8PR.99