Taught course

Secondary Initial Teacher Education Physics with Science

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

Entry requirements

Please see http://courses.uwe.ac.uk/F3X1 for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

The Secondary Education Science with Physics is a new strand of the PGCE Science where you will specialise in Physics. Students who successfully complete this route will be in a strong position to gain employment as teachers of Physics up to post 16 and general science at least to KS3 and possibly KS4.

The Secondary Education Science with Physics course will attract bursaries from the Department for Education, for further information please visit the www.education.gov.uk.

The Secondary PGCE in Science with Physics is a one academic year (36 week) course and has been designed to train teachers for the full secondary age phase (11-18). Trainees are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in two key stages, normally KS3 and KS4. In the first half of the autumn term, some trainees may seek to change this to Key Stage 4 and post-16, this will be subject to discussion with the Programme Leader.

The Secondary Education Science with Physics course is an 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 Secondary PGCE Education Science with Physics 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 Science 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