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Secondary Science (specialising in Physics) PGCE

Secondary Science (specialising in Physics) PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Physics (General) Sciences Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach physics to pupils aged between 11 and 16 – plus the option of additional experience of A-Level physics teaching. Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits. Focusing on physics-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.

Physics-specific workshops will focus on subject knowledge and methods of teaching across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, giving you the skills you’ll need to encourage your pupils to want to learn, and to help build their confidence. You’ll cover sessions on forces, electricity, energy, waves and misconceptions in physics. In our more general science teaching sessions you’ll spend time focusing on pupil assessment and progression, then put this into practice by planning and identifying strategies to encourage positive pupil participation and achievement. Secondary schools are demanding but tremendously rewarding environments to work in. You’ll be teaching pupils as they mature from early adolescence to adulthood. And our programme will teach you how to make an effective contribution to the work of the school beyond your subject.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This is the theoretical element of the Secondary Years PGCE programme.

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)

£19,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: 2:2 or above is preferred in Physics 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 physics is recommended, however other subjects may be appropriate.

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