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Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.


Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Physics (General) Sciences Teaching

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.

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. There’s also the opportunity to teach at the 16 to 18 age range.

At London Met you’ll develop your teaching strategies and pedagogical techniques as well as exploring the fundamentals of how children learn. These study sessions will include collaborative projects and school-based work with other trainees, as well as how to implement teaching and pupil assessment.

Our PGCE course uses its London location to widen your experience of teaching in multicultural urban environments. Through your placements at one of our partnership secondary schools you’ll help develop lesson plans and contribute to the development of pupils’ scientific skills and knowledge. London Met also provides you with the opportunity for post-16-year-old teaching experience where possible.

Our commitment to your development has lead to positive reviews from Ofsted:

"Headteachers are particularly complimentary about the fact that the trainees and Newly Qualified Teachers are prepared well to meet the specific challenges of pupils in the context of London schools."
Ofsted 2015.

Join our other trainees and begin your application either here on London Met’s site or on School Direct. School Direct is a government initiative that focuses on the skills employers look for in new teachers, and of which London Met and its partnership schools are a registered network. All London Met and School Direct applications must be completed through UCAS Teacher Training.


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

There are no examinations.

We place great emphasis on feedback from your peers and colleagues on the placement. You’ll complete a weekly reflection and contribute to discussions online in order to further develop your understanding of the role of a secondary teacher.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.

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


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.

For PGCE or PGCE School Direct the minimum entry requirements are as follows: UK degree grade 2.2 or equivalent. Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy. A valid Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate and Confirmation of Fitness to Teach (eg a London Metropolitan University Health Check) -you will be advised to apply for these after an offer is made. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent, see Equivalency Testing or A Star Teachers). Applicants 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. We do make conditional offers (with strict deadlines) so it is important that you include all pending qualifications in your UCAS application. If you feel your qualifications are outside of the requirements you should contact the Admissions Office for further advice before applying. The University will assess any overseas qualifications for equivalence using a number of resources including our own internal guidelines, UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC) and the Bursary Tables publicly available from the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). All applicants must be able to demonstrate written and spoken proficiency in the English language. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements. For further information please visit the London Met website.

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