Taught course

PGCE Secondary Education: Chemistry

Institution
University of Wolverhampton · Institute of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

A degree in a strand of science or applied science, with 60% of the content in a relevant National Curriculum science area (from life processes and living things; materials and their properties; physical processes) Ability to demonstrate a high level of competence and confidence in your own scientific subject knowledge across the sciences Recent experience of shadowing teachers in a science department in a secondary school GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Please consult the following guidance on GCSE and equivalent qualifications for entry to initial teacher training courses before applying. If your qualification is not listed please contact us for clarification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • If you have an interest in all aspects of science; but in particular the chemical and material world and enjoy investigating this in a practical setting, then our science (chemistry) course will suit you. Our course looks at the key ideas which underpin the teaching of science in schools today and the way children's understanding of concepts develops.
  • We offer routes allowing a main specialism from biology, chemistry, physics or science (which includes Earth and environmental science) for key stage 4 teaching each requiring applicants to demonstrate particular capability in that area with relevant post-16 qualifications. However all science teachers need to show a willingness to contribute significantly to subject teaching outside this specialism. You will not necessarily be expected to enter the course with an expert knowledge of all areas; therefore top-up courses are available through the university during the course.
  • The PGCE in science (chemistry) is offered only on a full-time basis.

Information for international students

Visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/international

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Institute of Education
Email
enquiries@wlv.ac.uk
Phone
0800 953 3222