Taught course

PGCE Secondary Science

Newman University · Department of Teacher Training

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold a good 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. Visit www.newman.ac.uk uk/ske-science for further information.

Fees and funding

UK students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


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

Course contact details

Adrian Warhurst
+44 (0)121 476 1181 ext. 2438