If you’re passionate about communicating the marvels of chemistry to young people then we’re keen to develop your skills and knowledge in chemistry to inspire young minds and meet the rising demand for GCSE and A Level Chemistry.
Our aim is to help you become a committed, confident and creative teacher so we’ll help equip you with the essential tools you need to kick-start your career in education. We’ll train you to teach across the years, covering topics from learning how to introduce students to atoms, elements and particles, to thermodynamics and inorganic chemistry.
You’ll also learn how to demonstrate impressive chemical reactions safely!
As you progress, you’ll increase your ability to handle the ever-evolving teaching environment, and by the time your course is complete, you’ll be in a position to continue developing your understanding, knowledge and skills throughout your professional life.
Your course will feature a range of modules and the opportunity to get plenty of hands-on practice in local schools with support from colleagues in the school partnership and experienced University tutors. So while the PGCE is an academic qualification, the emphasis is very much on practical experience, with around two thirds of the course spent in school.
The course is taught by experienced practitioners, all of whom have been exceptional teachers and senior managers within schools.
All aspects of the PGCE, including your school experience placement of 120 days, will be linked closely to the BCU Core Curriculum Framework.
Find out more about this course on our website.