If you have an interest in all aspects of science, but in particular physical sciences associated with forces, energy, electrical effects, and enjoy investigating them in a practical setting, then Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary Education physics course will suit you. Our course looks at the key ideas which underpin the teaching of science in schools today and the way children's understanding of concepts develops. As a trainee you will learn how to teach physics to pupils in the 11-16 age range within the secondary age phase, with additional primary and post-16 enhancements. You will learn how to develop skills, knowledge, and understanding for teaching physics through a combination of university-led and school-led training.
This course provides a high standard of training for those preparing to take up a teaching post in the secondary school sector. The course complies with the statutory guidance from the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training courses.
The PGCE in Secondary Education is specifically designed to ensure that those who are successful will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - the professional award required by all those who wish to teach in a maintained school.
You may be eligible to study for a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course (SKE) in order to prepare you for the PGCE in Secondary Physics. If you are invited to interview, the subject tutor will discuss this with you.
The PGCE Secondary Physics attracts a DfE funded bursary of £24000. You will need to apply for this if you are successful in gaining a place on the course.
Successful completion of the course will lead to recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), along with 60 credits at Master’s level.