Taught course

Secondary Science (Physics)

Institution
Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

You need GCSE mathematics, science and English language at grade C or above, or equivalent*. We consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining GCSEs. You must hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of physics. You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in science-related or other educational activities. Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements and interview advice for this course. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful. We consider each application on its merits. Interviews are part of the selection process for this course. As you will work with children, you need to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page. We welcome applications from people seeking a career change. We also encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society. * GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk * GCSE science equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk • OCR National Level 2 Science • BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science

Months of entry

September

Course content

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of physics. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

Key points
• Gain qualified teacher status in a priority subject where teachers are in high demand.
• Build your confidence as a teacher with two placements (at least 120 days).
• Choose between PGCE and ProfGCE qualifications.
• Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Development and Society
Email
admissions@shu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 225 5555