Taught course

PGCE Secondary Education: Physics

Institution
University of Wolverhampton · Institute of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

You will have interest in all aspects of science along with a particular aptitude for physics, along with an ability to think creatively about presenting the subject to others in original and practical ways. Candidates will be expected to teach the whole science curriculum, but with a particular focus on physical processes. Above all, you will need a real commitment to the education of young people. Also you will need:

  • To hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification.

For example Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of science (BSc) etc. or similar . They are sometimes known as 'undergraduate' or 'first' degrees.

  • To have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (previously Grade C) in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics.
  • To have taken part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess your readiness to train to teach, which will include as a minimum both an interview and audit of your subject knowledge.

Please note we do NOT accept GCSE Short Courses, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Equivalent Tests from other institutions or organisations, Key Skills Level 2 or Functional Skills Level 2.

Months of entry

September

Course content

If you have an interest in all aspects of science, but in particular physical sciences associated with forces, energy, electrical effects, and enjoy investigating them in a practical setting, then Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary Education physics 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. As a trainee you will learn how to teach physics to pupils in the 11-16 age range within the secondary age phase, with additional primary and post-16 enhancements. You will learn how to develop skills, knowledge, and understanding for teaching physics through a combination of university-led and school-led training.

This course provides a high standard of training for those preparing to take up a teaching post in the secondary school sector. The course complies with the statutory guidance from the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training courses.

The PGCE in Secondary Education is specifically designed to ensure that those who are successful will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - the professional award required by all those who wish to teach in a maintained school.

You may be eligible to study for a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course (SKE) in order to prepare you for the PGCE in Secondary Biology. If you are invited to interview, the subject tutor will discuss this with you.

Successful completion of the course will lead to recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), along with 60 credits at Master’s level.

Fees and funding

The PGCE Secondary Physics attracts a DfE funded bursary of £24000. You will need to apply for this if you are successful in gaining a place on the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
enquiries@wlv.ac.uk
Phone
01902 32 22 22