Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the physics curriculum to A/AS level, mathematics to at least Key Stage 3 and offers experience of GCSE general science.
You will have sessions across both mathematics and science PGCE courses. You will consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your preparation, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.
In mathematics classes, you’ll be introduced to strategies to help you teach topics such as numbers, geometry and algebra.
For science, students usually study in mixed groups, sharing physics expertise and learning from others specialising in biology and chemistry.
You’ll explore various teaching methods in our laboratories, including experiments to inspire pupils across all key stages.
Our laboratories mirror school science classrooms and you might carry out practical experiments such as using a torch to transmit music or investigating the weather using data from satellites.
We also offer guest lectures from alumni, people from exam boards, and experts from a variety of organisations. Past sessions include speakers from the National Space Centre, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS).
You won’t simply learn teaching methods on this course, you will teach classes too.