Taught course

PGCE Secondary Physics with QTS

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · SWW Centre of Teacher Education

Entry requirements

Undergraduate Degree

Applicants are required to hold a good honours degree (2:2 minimum) in an area related to chosen secondary subject.

GCSE qualifications

  • Grade B or above in GCSE English Language OR English Literature and GCSE Mathematics.
  • Student teachers studying to teach in Welsh medium schools will also need a GCSE grade B or above in Welsh OR Welsh Literature (first language).
  • Equivalence workshops and tests are available for those with Grade C GSCE in English Language, Mathematics and Welsh.

A-Levels/Level 3 Vocational Qualifications

If applicants do not hold an undergraduate degree in a curriculum subject, successful study at appropriate higher levels must be evidenced.

Months of entry


Course content

In the modern world, science is essential for everyone. Physics is key to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of the universe.

At UWTSD you will be based in the IQ building where you will learn alongside your fellow students in the field of Science and Technology. This course will prepare you to teach science to Y7 and Y8 pupils and to specialise in teaching Physics up to A-Level.

Delivered in the Environmental Lab in the IQ Building, our secondary physics programme supports you in using your passion and expertise for physics to inspire young people and complement their natural curiosity.

If you are trained as an engineer (for example mechanical, electrical and others) you can use your knowledge and practical experiences to inspire the next generation of engineers and help address the UK’s growing need for engineering talent. A child’s first insight into engineering could well be in the physics classroom and that is where talented teachers such as YOU can make a difference!

For Maths graduates who want an alternative to teaching Maths why not consider teaching Physics? If you like being hands-on, we promise you’ll have so much fun teaching a practical subject. You will also be working alongside computer scientists in the Science and Technology area of learning.

Physics teaching is diverse and uses every skill you have to give. Schools need more specialist physics teachers than ever before therefore employability in your chosen location and promotional prospects are excellent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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