You should have a science degree classification of 2.2 or above that provides sufficient coverage of biology, chemistry or physics for you to train to become a specialist teacher of one of these three disciplines. Ideally, this should be supported by study of science subjects at A Level; for example, one science and/or maths, or an additional science subject. Alternative qualifications or suitable occupational experience will be considered. You would normally apply for the course (i.e. Science with Biology, Science with Chemistry or Science with Physics) that most closely matches your degree subject; if you are uncertain about which course to apply for, please seek further guidance from the Course Leader. In addition, you need GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. It is possible to take a test set by the institution if you have a GCSE Grade D or equivalent.You should also gain at least three days experience of a secondary school, observing lessons in the science department. If you do not have the requisite subject background, you may be asked to follow a six-month paid Chemistry or Physics Enhancement Course before taking up a place on the course. On successful completion of the Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course you will move onto the PGCE. Institute of Physics Scholarships.
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- Admissions Office
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