Taught course

Secondary Science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · School of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check School-based experience You must possess a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in the subject for which you are applying to teach or a degree of which at least 50% is in that subject A levels in the subject and/or related subjects are desirable Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0 All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with children in a mainstream UK school in the phase for which they are applying All students will undergo a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check All entrants must have passed the professional skills tests prior to entry

Months of entry

September

Course content

About the course

Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of science, able to teach scientific concepts in a variety of inspiring ways. Build your knowledge and skills in teaching science in secondary schools through subject-specific sessions, lectures and seminars, working independently and collaboratively; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Key features

  • Study on a course designed to enable you to join a challenging and rewarding profession – becoming an effective and inspiring teacher who draws on broad subject specific knowledge and secure understanding of teaching and learning theories - with the knowledge and skills to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings
  • Explore your understanding of teaching and learning secondary science, as you apply your subject knowledge and expertise to planning teaching and managing the science classroom; honing your skills of critical self-evaluation and improvement
  • Develop your creativity and team-working skills, preparing you to influence and lead in educational settings and enhancing your own sense of independence
  • Gain confidence in analysing the evidence of your own practical experience during placements in schools, informing your future actions as you evaluate the impact of applying theory to your teaching practice
  • Benefit from a qualification that gives you recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to gain employment in a school, with opportunities for continuous development through further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels

Career opportunities

Our graduate teachers gain employment in local schools. You may also choose to build on the PGCE through further study towards an MA.

Areas of study may include:

    • The Professional Teacher
    • The Reflective Teacher*
    • The Research Informed Teacher*
    • The Subject Specialist (Secondary Science with Chemistry, Biology or Physics)
  • *denotes units that can be assessed at Masters level

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admission@beds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1234 793 279