The Southampton University Led Secondary M level PGCE provides an excellent route into teaching which will equip you with the latest research and practice. The course has consistently been rated highly by former trainees and has been successful in a series of recent Ofsted inspections. Our PGCE Secondary programme is designed and taught jointly by the Southampton Education School in partnership with over 125 schools across the region in eight different subject areas, and has a very good track record of moving successful trainees into employment, locally and beyond. You’ll engage with research-led approaches to enhance the quality of teaching you can offer your students and begin your career with confidence. Two thirds of the PGCE is spent in two school placements, starting in October, under the guidance of curriculum mentors who are all experienced classroom teachers. One third is spent training with the university, under the guidance of curriculum tutors, who all have extensive school teaching experience.
Our Biology, Chemistry and Physics PGCE programmes combine all the best elements of practical experience in school with a deep understanding of the school science curriculum and cutting-edge developments in the cognitive psychology of how young people learn science most effectively.
Your programme is led by dedicated, and knowledgeable tutors, all with extensive experience of classroom teaching. Beyond this core team, some of the very best science teachers and senior leaders currently working in our area contribute to the high quality of the training provided.
Your programme will cover all elements of the Common Core Framework for ITT set by the Department for Education. It will also go much deeper into subject-specific areas. We will look at the different types of knowledge in school science, effective sequencing across science topics, how to make explanations of abstract science concepts clear and engaging, how to incorporate socio-scientific issues (such as climate change, genetic engineering, and environmental questions) into your teaching, how to use practical work really effectively, and how to make science accessible to all. There will, be a structured opportunity to prepare and conduct a fieldwork experience, and an introduction to post-16 teaching in your own science specialism. Of course, you will also be working with an exceptional team of school-based mentors.
Please visit our webpage for further information https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/sciences-pgce