Applicants normally have:
- An honours degree (normally 2:2 minimum) or equivalent with at least 50% in a related subject (related to the subject you want to teach e.g. Chemistry).
- GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent.*
*If you do not meet the GCSE entry requirements, we will accept equivalency tests that are of a standard equivalent to GCSE grade C or above.
Our PGCE programmes include a high level of placement based learning and working with children. We would encourage all applicants to get as much relevant experience of working or volunteering with children to help prepare them for this crucial element of their programme.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic entry requirements, but have significant life and/or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Months of entry
This is a new strand of the PGCE Science where you will specialise in Chemistry. Students who successfully complete this route will be in a strong position to gain employment as teachers of Chemistry up to post-16 and general science at least to KS3 and possibly KS4.
This course will attract bursaries from the Teaching Agency, for further information please visit the governments Department for Education.
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.
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 Science course you will have an opportunity to boost your subject knowledge in Chemistry with one of our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses before starting your PGCE.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- UWE Admissions