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PGCE Secondary Science (specialising in Chemistry)

PGCE Secondary Science (specialising in Chemistry)

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Chemistry (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Science is an exciting subject teach, and a great teacher can play a pivotal role in a child’s life. You’ll spend your days stimulating young minds and watching your pupils grow in confidence, so they can achieve their full potential. Teaching is a challenging career, but also one that’s incredibly rewarding.

Our PGCE Master’s programme closely interweaves school and university-based training. Over 38 weeks, you’ll spend at least120 days (minimum of 24 weeks) on school placement,and 60 study days in structured learning at UEA.

Our course will provide you with the opportunity to research and evaluate the latest thinking in good teaching practice. And it will help you understand how pupils best learn science, so that you can support and guide them - and optimise your teaching. It will also allow you to develop your own strategies to make teaching science and chemistry an engaging and positive experience.

OVERVIEW

Our one-year, full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Science (specialising in Chemistry) programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach science to pupils aged between 11 and 16 - plus the option of additional experience of A-Level chemistry teaching. Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

The National Curriculum for Science is incredibly broad, but chemistry is particularly important as it underpins higher-level study of biology and medical science, as well as having strong links with physics. It’s a core curriculum subject and is studied by all children aged 5-16.

Focusing on chemistry-specific knowledge throughout the course, you’ll be taught in a variety of workshops in our purpose-built laboratories, which have been designed to mimic the workings of a secondary school science lab. You’ll also be taught essentials such as how to ensure pupil safety in the lab, classroom management, working with lab technicians and support staff, and how to use your own practical work and demonstrations to inspire your classes.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

21-SEP-20

Modules

The Secondary PGCE (M) prepares trainees to teach pupils from 11-16 years, with post-16 enhancement. We work in partnership with schools in the region, where trainees are based for their teaching experience. Two main placement schools are assigned to ensure that trainees meet with two contrasting environments. Trainees are supported by school-based link teachers and mentors and university tutors on placement.

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)

£19,800

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: 2:2 or above preferred in Chemistry or a closely related subject. Students are required to have achieved a degree or its equivalent* by the beginning of the PGCE programme in September. A first degree or a higher degree in Chemistry or a closely related subject is recommended. As a general guideline, approximately 50 per cent of the degree should be relevant to the subject you will teach.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more