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PGCE Secondary Science with Physics

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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Sciences Teaching Physics (General) Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

This course is accredited by the NCTL. Learn how to teach science and physics to 11 to 16-year-olds with this PGCE course, accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). You’ll attend sessions at both London Met and one of our partnership schools, learning the principles of teaching physics and getting the vital hands-on experience necessary for later employment. Successfully complete this NCTL accredited PGCE Secondary Science with Physics course to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and become a teacher of science for students up to 14 years old and physics for 15 to 16-year-olds. You may also have the opportunity to teach at the 16 to 18 age range. Your assessment will consist of four elements: School placement A; School placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status; a Professional Practice Portfolio which is compiled across the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience; the Educational Research Assignment which allows you to explore an educational issue. Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for teaching science at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) and Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16) and your physics specialism at Key Stage 4.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

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This module provides a flexible framework within which student teachers learn about the school curriculum relevant to their age / subject specialism. In addition student teachers also learn about the relevant assessment frameworks and the pedagogic traditions associated with their route. The content covered in teaching sessions will be tailored to reflect the school curriculum and planned developments, external assessment frameworks (including relevant examinations) and the route students are following.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will be required to have: UK degree grade 2.2 or equivalent; a pass in professional skills tests for literacy and numeracy; a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and Confirmation of Fitness to Teach (eg a London Metropolitan University Health Check) - they will be advised to apply for these after an offer is made; GCSE English, Mathematics and Science grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent, Equivalency Testing or A Star Teachers). Students with third class degrees can apply on the condition that this qualification is strongly supported by postgraduate study at master's level and relevant work experience. The University will assess any overseas qualifications for equivalence using a number of resources including our own internal guidelines, the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) and the Bursary Tables publicly available from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL).

University information

Whether you’re looking to change career direction, improve your job prospects or simply pursue a passion, London Met is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. London Met offers taught master’s degrees in a wide range of subject areas as well as postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and PGCEs. The university also provides a number of research opportunities, with a choice of MPhils, PhDs (including through distance learning) and...more