Taught course

Secondary Initial Teacher Education Physics with Mathematics

University of the West of England, Bristol · Department of Education

Entry requirements

Please see http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/F3GX for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a new course, aimed at those who want to teach primarily Physics and mathematics in secondary schools. This course will attract bursaries from the Department for Education, for further information please visit the www.education.gov.uk

The PGCE programme has been designed to train teachers to practice as a subject specialist teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). Trainees are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) across the age range. Trainees will also often gain experience of the 16-18 age range, although they will not be formally assessed in this phase.

Guiding young people to develop an understanding of how scientists set about investigating the world, what physical science can answer and probably more importantly what it cannot, is exciting and very rewarding.

Helping pupils to address misconceptions, and facing some of your own, is certainly challenging and never boring.

The course is active and practical allowing trainees to develop professional competence through work undertaken in schools and in the University. Trainees work with young people, develop their expertise in their specialist subject area, share and discuss educational issues and study relevant educational research. The course is just the beginning of what we hope will be a process of continual professional development throughout a challenging and rewarding career.

Once you have been offered a place on a PGCE Secondary Physics course you will have an opportunity to boost your subject knowledge in Physics with one of our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses before starting your PGCE.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our PGCE funding pages for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 Months months

Course contact details

UWE Admissions
+44 (0)117 32 83333