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Secondary Education (Science, Chemistry) PGCE

Secondary Education (Science, Chemistry) PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Sciences Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools Chemistry (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

In this course you will train as a science teacher who specialises in chemistry, so we will also prepare you to teach physics and biology to at least Key Stage 3. In addition to being a key component of Science in the National Curriculum it is also being offered as a separate GCSE option in many schools. The PGCE Secondary Chemistry option provides a pathway into teaching for good chemistry graduates who, ideally, also have a strong background in at least one other science at 'A' level. It is designed to prepare students for teaching all aspects of science to at least Key Stage 3, and chemistry at GCSE and 'A' level. Topics covered includes: the aims of science teaching; the planning, preparation and evaluation of learning experiences for children of different ages and abilities; school laboratory management; the use of information and communications technologies to support science teaching and learning.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

36 weeks

Start date

SEP

Modules

Central to school-based work is the development of your ability to meet the standards of professional competence which trainees must demonstrate in order to meet national standards for the award of QTS.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£17,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Student will have obtained good GCSE grades in ‘double science’ or in each of the three separate science subjects. They will have a good ‘A’ level grade in chemistry and ideally in another science subject. Most will have a good degree with at least 50% of the content related to chemistry. Equivalent or alternative qualifications are always considered.

University information

The University of Exeter is a public research university that is a member of the leading research- oriented UK universities, the Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of their 23,613 students, 4,681 of these are postgraduates. There are three main campuses to study at, with most...more