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Secondary Education Science with Chemistry, PGCE

Secondary Education Science with Chemistry, PGCE

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Chemistry (General) Teaching (General) Teaching In Secondary Schools Sciences Teaching Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Want to be a secondary school science teacher? Begin your training at Greenwich with a secondary level PGCE in science.

Our Postgraduate/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to become a secondary school teacher of science, specialising in chemistry. You will focus on addressing the needs of pupils aged 11-16 and beyond, benefiting from the vast knowledge of the Royal Society of Chemistry and its representatives. Your resources include free online continuing professional development (CPD) courses to support you in your career.

During your time with us, you will develop your teaching skills, learning how to address the needs of secondary school pupils at Key Stage 3 and 4. You will also develop your expertise, practical knowledge and theoretical understanding of science. By the end of the course, you will be ready to be formally assessed against the national standards for Qualified Teacher Status.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Placements are a core element of teacher training which enable our trainees to put theory into practice in a supportive environment.

We are extremely lucky to work with a wide range of partners across London, Essex and Kent to support our trainees. We work closely with trainees when deciding on placements to ensure that trainees get the best training possible whilst on our programmes.

Our strong partnerships ensure our trainees are well supported and have outstanding experiences whilst training with us.

How long is my placement?

Our one-year course comprises of 60 days of university training and 120 days of school-based placements.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module complements the subject studies and school placements and covers those aspects of teaching and learning, and the wider role of the teacher which all secondary school teachers need to understand and engage with. It also gives trainees an opportunity to explore deeply an area of professional and/or pedagogic interest. Trainees will be able to develop a good understanding and awareness of the relationship between educational theory and practice in order to develop the ability to apply their knowledge to educational settings they have experienced, or are experiencing, and which will also inform their future teaching.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A 2:2 or above in an honours degree in a relevant subject; Plus GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or above, or a recognised equivalent. (We accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A Star Equivalency Testing.)

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