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Secondary Education Science with Physics

Middlesex University London · School of Health and Education

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Entry requirements

  • You need at least a 2:2 honours degree or higher in a related subject
  • You must have GCSE grade C/grade 4 or above in English and Maths or be retaking them this year

Months of entry


Course content

Einstein did all of his best work when he was young – and I know there are plenty of talented young people out there who could give him a run for his money!" - Professor Brian Cox. There are plenty of talented young scientists in the UK, but a shortage of good physics teachers is holding back their development. By sharing your passion for physics with students in secondary education, you might just inspire an Einstein of the future.

Why study PGCE Secondary Education Science with Physics at Middlesex University?

A one-year full-time course, PGCE Secondary Science with Physics enables you to meet the national standards for the award of qualified teacher status. Teaching science at Key Stages 3 requires competence across the entire range of the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science.

Therefore our PGCE Secondary Science with Physics course begins with a stimulating mix of biology, chemistry and physics education. We then focus fully on physics, allowing you to specialise in the teaching of this diverse and engaging subject at Key Stage 4.

We have a range of specialist science and teaching facilities on campus, providing you with a solid foundation on which to develop your skills and experience. We have excellent relationships with schools in and outside London, and during your studies, you will undertake teaching placements in at least two secondary schools and have the chance to acquire skills in the application of new technologies in teaching and learning. Schools are carefully selected to suit each individual and expose them to a variety of imaginative and thought provoking learning strategies. Key experts from our partner schools are on hand to offer invaluable mentoring and support.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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