Taught course

Secondary Physics with Maths

The University of Manchester · School of Education

Entry requirements

A strong academic record at A level or equivalent and at degree level including a lower second class honours degree or above in mathematics or a strongly mathematical subject. Applicants must also hold qualifications in English language and mathematics at GCSE grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications. Previous teaching experience is not required but prior experience of working with young people in schools and other settings will be considered as part of the selection process. All applicants are strongly encouraged to spend some time (at least 2 days) in a secondary school or sixth form college prior to their interview.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE Secondary Physics with Mathematics (11-16 or 11-18) 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).

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months

Course contact details

School of Education
+44 (0)161 275 3617