Successful applicants will usually hold an undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. A degree with a minimum of a 2:2 is normally required, incorporating at least 50% Physics (this includes most engineering degrees). For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations, we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics. However, applicant are able to apply with GCSEs pending for this course and in exceptional circumstances MMU GCSE Equivalency tests may be offered. This will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor and will only be offered if considered appropriate after interview. Prior to applying to Manchester Met, it is valuable to draw upon your experience in different learning contexts. This can be evidenced in several ways, such as time spent in schools or colleges, relevant practical experience in industry, voluntary organisations and other settings. You should clearly reference this experience in your application and comment on the insights you have gained into the professional teaching role. All PGCE applicants will need to pass pre-entry Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. We recommend you check the Department of Education website for the latest updates. Knowledge of physics in the science curriculum and a capability in mathematics. The ability to communicate clearly, fluently and accurately in spoken and standard written English. A Disclosure and Barring Service Check and DfE Fitness to Teach test are also required.
Months of entry
The Faculty of Education has a longstanding national reputation for providing high-calibre initial teacher training with over 20 Secondary specialisms available. We have a well established partnership with over 800 secondary schools and colleges across the North West region and beyond.
Our PGCE Physics with Mathematics is aimed at students who show an aptitude in both subjects and who wish to combine the skills of two shortage areas. On completion of this PGCE trainees will be able to teach Physics 11-19 and Mathematics to at least KS3.
We particularly welcome applicants from a variety of science, engineering as
well as physics backgroundswho feel that they have the skills to inspire young people and teach successfully in a very important area of the curriculum.
Physics and Maths teaching are stated government priorities nationally and therefore attractive bursaries are available to support your training. Subject to DfE funding and eligibility we offer a free, pre-entry six month Physics Skills Knowledge Enhancement course. These will be discussed at interview and confirmed with a PGCE place offer.
This course is available via University led and School Direct routes.
We also offer an Assessment-Only route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) aimed at experienced, but unqualified graduate teachers, wishing to complete a formal qualification.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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