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(Secondary) Chemistry PGCE

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

27-SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Chemistry (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11–16 age range which enables you to be employed as a qualified teacher in secondary schools in England and Wales. The course also offers enrichment opportunities to teach the 16–18 age phase. We were rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our 2018 inspection.

Studying with us, you will have access to excellent resources and gain practical experience in two contrasting schools. We have partnerships with over 600 schools and colleges in the south east offering opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings.

You will be mentored by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs course content.

If your degree isn’t in the subject area you wish to teach or you have relevant professional experience but need to learn how to apply that to teaching we offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses.

Course structure

Two-thirds of your year will be spent teaching, under supervision, in schools. Our tutors and mentors will advise and support you throughout each placement. You will receive comprehensive feedback during this time, enabling you to see what you are doing well and where you might need to improve.

The university works in partnership with schools and colleges to provide a high quality programme of support, ensuring a sound relationship between theory and practice. You will benefit from undertaking two placements in two schools or colleges, with the opportunity to visit additional schools or colleges as part of the 'Peer Observation' programme.

The School of Education is excellently equipped with multimedia training materials, giving you the opportunity to develop your confidence and competence in the use of ICT. Our multimedia suites are regularly updated to keep up with technological advancements in classroom teaching provision.

Careers

Graduates of the course are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become confident and competent secondary-school teachers.

As well as gaining a PGCE, you will be assessed against the national Teachers’ Standards in order to be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status.

There is a national shortage of chemistry teachers, with the subject being nationally recognised as a secondary shortage subject. This means that teachers qualifying in chemistry are particularly employable.

Modules

The subject study/subject education strand builds upon your existing expertise in chemistry and provides you with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of chemistry in the secondary school context. You will consider the learning and teaching strategies that are relevant to the specialist subject.

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)

£14,748

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant; GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4); at least English language and maths. In-house equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates.

University information

Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students. The university offers over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments. For students in need of additional financial support, there is a range of...more

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