Some course details are below and further information is available via https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses-london/pgce-secondary-science/
Come and meet us. The university runs ‘Getting into Teaching’ open events every month. Book a place via https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/open-events/upcoming.aspx
We also host a ‘drop in’ session on the ‘First Thursday’ of every month between 1.30-3pm at the university’s coffee shop.
During this course we will prepare you to teach Science with Biology using a blend of University based sessions and placements in local partnership schools.
Each aspect of your training will allow you to develop a deep understanding of the issues related to teaching science and your particular science discipline.
University based sessions are held in both classroom and a laboratory setting which offer ample opportunity to develop your knowledge skills and understanding with the content knowledge itself and its pedagogy.
Partnership School based training allows you the opportunity to work with experienced classroom teachers who will act as mentors to develop your classroom practice.
While at University, and when in Partnership School sessions, you will attend lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials in addition to accessing a wide range of on-line resources.
Throughout the course there is a focus on a range of pedagogical issues which are necessary to become a successful teacher. These include:
- examples of required practical activities at KS4 (including health and safety);
- planning and preparing a science lesson;
-inclusion of all learners (SEND);
- assessment for learning activities (AfL);
- managing behaviour for learning within the classroom and laboratory.
In most schools there is a need to for all science teachers to teach all three science subject areas up to the age of 14 (KS3) and in some schools this is an expectation up to the age of 16 (GCSE). Therefore we cover aspects of all three science areas throughout the course to enhance your suitability for employment in a range of science departments.
Your progress is monitored and supported by both University and Partnership school staff who have developed successful working relationships with previous cohorts.
St. Mary’s University has been graded “Outstanding” by Ofsted for the Secondary Initial Teacher Education programmes.