Northgate High School Chemistry (M874)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of East Anglia
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.

Course length
38 weeks
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.northgate.suffolk.sch.uk

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About the course

Our 38 week, full-time PGCE Secondary Science (specialising in Chemistry) programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach Chemistry to pupils aged between 11 and 16, with 6th form enhancement.

Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

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School placements

At UEA, the taught programme is the same for university-led and School Direct routes and you will spend the same amount of time in school whichever option you choose. On both routes, school experience takes place in partnership schools across the region.

On the School Direct route, you will already know the cluster of schools in which you might have one of your placements when you are offered a place on the course. This does not necessarily mean your placement will be with the lead school and we strongly encourage you to speak to the admissions team regarding the cluster of schools you are considering applying for, as there might be variations.

During the two extensive placements in our partnership schools, you will gain a broad range of practical teaching experience. You will learn to put ideas and theory into practice.

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

  • A GCSE pass at grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification in English language and mathematics
  • IELTS 6.5 or an equivalent qualification, if your first language is not English

Prior to beginning the course, you will need to have achieved a degree or its equivalent. As a general guideline, approximately 50% of the degree should be relevant to the subject you will teach. Please refer to the entry requirements on our website

Personal qualities

Trainees are selected on the basis of their application form, references and an interview. You are encouraged to prepare thoroughly.

Application forms should demonstrate strengths in subject and curriculum knowledge, your enthusiasm and commitment to a career in teaching, and the age range for which you have applied.

Other requirements

Prior to submitting your application, we recommend you gain some observational experience in a classroom environment if possible. This will help you gain an up-to-date understanding of how classrooms are managed and how teaching and learning takes place.

Applicants must also obtain:

  • An Enhanced Criminal Records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • A satisfactory Health Check. All PGCE trainee teachers must meet the Secretary of State’s requirements for physical and mental fitness to teach.

All trainee teachers must have the health and physical capacity to teach and not put children and young people at risk of harm.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £21,300

For any additional course costs at the University of East Anglia please visit our website

Financial support from the training provider

Find out more about the Financial Support available within our course pages

About the training provider

At Northgate High School we have been supporting PGCE students extremely successfully for many years. Our CPD provision was highly praised in our recent Ofsted report and we have enthusiastic and highly experienced staff who value the process of mentoring students through their journey towards becoming excellent teachers. We currently have several staff who run workshops for a range of ITT providers and an Action Research Group that focuses specifically on mentoring Early Career Teachers.

Northgate High School embraces the three core values of Respect, Determination and Teamwork. These values are fundamental to the calm and positive learning environment that we strive to achieve at all levels across the school. Northgate has high expectations – not only around securing academic success and appropriate onward pathways for our students, but in maintaining good discipline and behaviour.

The Northgate site is impressive, with purpose-built centres maintained and equipped to the highest standards to meet the expectations and demands of today’s students, their parents, and the wide-ranging timetable we offer. We also cater for the needs of the community in that we have joint-use and shared Arts and Sports Centre facilities.

We are proud to work in partnership with schools across the area and aim to train and support our next generation of teachers. Schools within the partnership are Northgate High School, Copleston High School, East Bergholt High School, St Albans High School and Westbourne Academy.

Interview process

Interviews are part of the formal selection process. You will need to present yourself well, come prepared, and dress smartly. Your interview day will include:

  • An introductory talk
  • An individual interview
  • A written task
  • Engage in small group discussion

You may also be asked to complete other relevant tasks such as:

  • Giving a presentation
  • A group interview
  • Literacy, numeracy and subject knowledge questions

Training with disabilities and other needs

We are committed to supporting trainees with disabilities. Please contact us to discuss any access requirements.

Contact this training provider

Email
mch@northgate.suffolk.sch.uk
Telephone
01473 210123
Website
http://www.northgate.suffolk.sch.uk
Address
Sidegate Lane
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP4 3DL

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).

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