Surrey Downs Partnership Physics (J467)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Brighton
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 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
http://www.surreydownspartnership.org.uk

Contents

About the course

About the course You will graduate from our Physics PGCE equipped with the skills and knowledge to become a confident and competent secondary school teacher. Content is kept up to date with changes in local and national initiatives and legislation, so you will be confident that your working knowledge is based on current theory and practice. There are four strands to this course:

  • subject study/subject education
  • education studies
  • school-based training
  • professional development. If your degree isn’t in this subject area or you have relevant professional experience but need to learn how to apply that to teaching we offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses. Studying with us you will benefit from a range of course features which include:
  • access to over 30,000 specialist teaching resources in our curriculum centre
  • use of our specialist science labs which replicate those used in schools
  • enrichment opportunities to teach the 16–18 age phase
  • learn from staff who have years of experience as secondary school teachers before joining the university See full details of this course on the University of Brighton website.

School placements

There are two school placements. The main one at the host school until February half term, then the second school placement is 6 weeks at a partner school.

Locations

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

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Carrington School
Noke Drive, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4AD
Yes
Oxted School
Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 0AB
Yes
Reigate College
Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD
Yes

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.

Please refer to our website for up to date information on accepted providers and qualifications. (https://www.brighton.ac.uk/studying-here/applying-to-brighton/undergraduate/entry-requirements/gcse-equivalence-tests/index.aspx)

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,000
International students £14,000

About the training provider

The Surrey Downs Partnership is a group of 6 schools/colleges in South East Surrey working in collaboration with the Universities of Sussex and Brighton to provide high-quality teacher Initial Teacher Training. We provide excellent opportunities, offering placements in a range of subjects and across a number of phases in education; from primary right through to sixth form and post 16 education.

We have a very successful and long-standing tradition of working with these schools and universities and have been fortunate enough to offer permanent employment to many of our school direct trainees over some 8 years.

The model for training that we follow will primarily focus on training in the classroom, supplemented by regular focused training days delivered by outstanding practitioners. We believe it is important to be in an innovative environment where you are supported and challenged to reach your potential. We believe this will give a rich and varied experience to prepare you for a highly successful teaching career.

International students

We can sponsor Student visas, but this is not guaranteed.

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

We welcome applications from people who consider themselves to be disabled.

Contact this training provider

Email
donaldson.juliette@surreydownspartnership.org.uk
Telephone
01306 886312
Website
http://www.surreydownspartnership.org.uk
Address
The Ashcombe School
Dorking
Surrey
RH4 1LY

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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