Taught course

Secondary Physics with Mathematics

University of East London · Cass School of Education and Communities

Entry requirements

You will need to demonstrate through form and at interview that you: are an effective reader and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English, both spoken and written possess the appropriate personal and intellectual qualities to be a teacher have some experience of observation in a mainstream state secondary school have achieved a standard equivalent to Grade C in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics hold a first degree in Physics or a related Science or Maths related subject from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution or an equivalent qualification; class 2.2 or above.

Months of entry


Course content

The PGCE: Physics with Mathematics is a partnership programme. This means that it has been written and developed in collaboration with Local Authorities and local schools. The majority of your time will be spent in schools observing teaching and learning, considering how the theory of education and the practice link together and, of course, working with children in classroom settings.

You will be studying in a diverse community of trainees from a range of different subjects as well as studying alongside fellow Physics and Maths trainees.

You will take part in the Virtual Schools project which involves working as a team with fellow trainees from different subject areas to address real life issues and challenges which may arise in schools.

Many themes such as equal opportunities, bilingualism, meeting the needs for children with special educational needs etc. underpin the taught programme.

The subject studies elements of the programme focus on teaching both the Physics together with Mathematics as curriculum subjects and developing your skills in these specialisms.

These sessions aim to:

  • Provide an introduction to both Physics and Mathematics as curriculum subjects
  • Enable you to develop high level of teaching skills and classroom management, as well as the capacity for reflection and further professional development.
  • To offer theoretical perspectives on the principles of the design of specifications, evaluation and assessment and monitoring of children's progress in the classroom.
  • To provide knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum and the framework for evaluation

You will be engaging with research at Masters Level in two of the three available modules; one on Reflective Practice, one on the potential uses of new and emerging technologies in secondary education and the third on developing subject expertise and subject pedagogy.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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