Taught course

PGCE Secondary Science

Newman University · Department of Teacher Training

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold an Honours degree of which science or a science related subject forms a significant part, or a recognised equivalent qualification. GCSEs in English, Mathematics and Science at Grade C or above are also required before interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to equip you with expertise and experience to become a science teacher in a secondary school. You will develop detailed subject knowledge, skills and understanding of pedagogical issues related to science at the 11-14 age phase.

Subject Knowledge Enhancement
If you wish to follow the chemistry or physics specialism and your degree does not include enough chemistry or physics, the Teaching Agency (TA) sponsors several Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses which range in length from 2 weeks to 12 months. Newman's SKE courses will provide you with the opportunity to acquire enough chemistry or physics to teach it to at least Key Stage 3, 4 and post-16. Visitthe SKE Science page for further information.

Fees and funding

UK students


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

PGCE routes at Newman provide two opportunities - Professional Graduate Certificate of Education which prepares applicants for teaching or Postgraduate Certificate of Education which will include 60 credits at Masters level. The latter will be offered to applicants with an outstanding academic record or significant experience.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Professional practice50

Course contact details

Caroline Montgomery
+44 (0)121 476 1181