Taught course

Secondary Science (Physics) with QTS

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 also

• hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of physics

• successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership

• complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms

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.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

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. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

* 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. Job prospects for qualified physics teachers are good because it is a priority subject. You may be eligible for a bursary of up to £30,000 to train.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
Typically £9,250 for the course
International students
£13,250 for the course

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.

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