All applicants require a strong academic record at A level or equivalent and at degree level including a Lower Second class honours degree or above in a science related subject. At least half of your degree should have content strongly related to chemistry. All applicants must also hold qualifications in English language and mathematics at GCSE grade C or above, or hold equivalent qualifications in these subjects.
Months of entry
The PGCE Secondary Science (Chemistry) course consists of a variety of learning experiences designed for those wishing to train as teachers. The majority of the course focuses upon practical training in teaching and learning related skills. This practical training is underpinned by the development of participants knowledge and understanding of education theories, ideas and concepts and by enhancing their awareness of current educational issues and developments. The Secondary course prepares graduates to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE, AS and A2 level. For the purposes of gaining Qualified Teacher Status, trainees focus upon the 11-16 age range. Learning takes place through a number of school and university based elements. There are five periods of school/college experience: Introductory Primary Experience (2 weeks), School Experience 1 (7 weeks), School Experience 2 (7 weeks), School Experience 3 (7 weeks), Enhancement Experience (2 weeks).
Information for international students
Students whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 650 paper based or 280 computer based, with 4.5 in Test of Written English.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- School of Education
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