Taught course

PGCE Secondary Physics with Mathematics

Institution
University of East Anglia · School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Qualifications
PGCE

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Entry requirements

Degree Classification – 2.2 or above

Degree Subject – Physics, Mathematics or related subject

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Months of entry

September

Course content

Our one-year, full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Physics with Mathematics programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach physics with mathematics to pupils aged between 11 and 16 – plus the option of additional experience of A-Level physics with mathematics teaching. Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

Focusing on physics-specific knowledge throughout the course, you’ll be taught in a variety of workshops in our purpose-built laboratories, which have been designed to mimic the workings of a secondary school science lab. You’ll also be taught essentials such as how to ensure pupil safety in the lab, classroom management, working with lab technicians and support staff, and how to use your own practical work and demonstrations to inspire your classes.

Physics-specific workshops will focus on subject knowledge and methods of teaching across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, giving you the skills you’ll need to encourage your pupils to want to learn and help build their confidence.

You’ll cover sessions on forces, electricity, energy, waves, and misconceptions in physics. And you'll also join our PGCE mathematics group for related sessions on mathematics education.

In our more general science teaching sessions you’ll spend time focusing on pupil assessment and progression, then put this into practice by planning and identifying strategies to encourage positive pupil participation and achievement.

Secondary schools are demanding but tremendously rewarding environments to work in. You’ll be teaching pupils as they mature from early adolescence to adulthood. And our programme will teach you how to make an effective contribution to the work of the school beyond your subject.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
admissions@uea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1603 591515