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Secondary Physics with Mathematics with QTS PGCE

Secondary Physics with Mathematics with QTS PGCE

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Physics (General) Sciences Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools Mathematics Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the physics curriculum to A/AS level, mathematics to at least Key Stage 3 and offers experience of GCSE general science.

You’ll have sessions across both mathematics and science PGCE courses. You’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your preparation, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.

In mathematics classes, you’ll be introduced to strategies to help you teach topics such as numbers, geometry and algebra. For science, students usually study in mixed groups, sharing physics expertise and learning from others specialising in biology and chemistry.

You’ll explore various teaching methods in our laboratories, including experiments to inspire pupils across all key stages.

Our laboratories mirror school science classrooms and you might carry out practical experiments such as measuring the speed of electromagnetic waves using cheese or investigating the weather using data from satellites.

We also offer guest lectures from alumni, specialists from subject associations like the IOP, and experts in education. Past sessions include speakers from the National Space Centre, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS).

CAREER PROSPECTS

Most of our graduates go on to work as physics and maths teachers in secondary schools.

Successful completion of this course will provide you with 60 master’s level credits when you graduate. You could put these towards a master’s degree to help you develop your career in the field of education.

Modules

The Reflection on Professional Development unit will enable you to critically reflect on your learning experiences through the lens of key theoretical ideas and research, and to monitor and evaluate your ongoing professional development against programme outcomes and the Teachers’ Standards. The unit continues throughout the programme and culminates in the submission of a digital reflective portfolio that traces your professional development and connects theory and practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Degree You will normally have a minimum of a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. Your degree needs to support the subject knowledge requirements of the National Curriculum for Physics. For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations, we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree. GCSEs You will also need GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. However, applicants are able to apply with GCSEs pending for this course as we can offer MMU GCSE Equivalency tests. We do not accept the following qualifications as equivalent to GCSE: Adult numeracy and literacy, Functional Skills or Key Skills

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more