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Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE - Chemistry

Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE - Chemistry

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Sciences Teaching Chemistry (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course? Chemistry

Want to make a difference to the lives of young people in the classroom? Train to teach in one year with our PGCE Secondary course. Our small cohorts ensure you have the personalised support you need to succeed in your future career as a teacher.

We will prepare you to teach secondary students with additional opportunities to develop your ability to teach at sixth-form level. This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence informed teacher.


You will not be required to take any exams. Your academic work will be assessed through coursework, such as essays and presentations.

At the end of each school placement, your teaching will be assessed in relation to the Teachers' Standards (DfE, 2011). You will receive a report that summarises your practice alongside targets to support your development in your next placement.


This module introduces you to reflective practice and the value and purpose of reflection for teachers. This will enable you to develop an understanding of how to identify issues and develop solutions in professional settings and schools. You will critically explore how children develop physically, socially and as learners. You will critically analyse the language and communication skills and understanding required to operate as an effective teacher. Through completion of a reflective journal during the module you will develop critical, reflective practitioner skills to inform peer and colleague discussion within a learning community to challenge and develop your teaching.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree relevant to your subject specialism (at least 50% of the degree content needs to be relevant to their subject specialism). They need GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in English and mathematics.

University information

Whatever your reason for wanting to study further, at Kingston they will help make it work. Everyone at Kingston University is passionate about enhancing students’ life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century’s demanding workplace. The University collaborates with local, national and international businesses to ensure their research and...more