Taught course

PGCE Secondary Education: Physics with Mathematics

University of Wolverhampton · Institute of Education

Entry requirements

Degree To apply for our PGCE Physics with Mathematics programme you should have a good honours degree (minimum 2.2) in physics or a branch of engineering, with post-16 capability in mathematics. You must be able to demonstrate a high level of competence and confidence in this physics and mathematics, and have the background and ability to contribute to the teaching of these areas at least to Key Stages 3 and 4 of the National Curriculum. GCSEs GCSE Grade C or above in English is required. In addition grades higher than this are expected in science and maths. 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. Typically A’ levels in physics and mathematics are anticipated. However if you do not have these then University English and Maths equivalence tests are available plus enhancement courses in physics and mathematics can be offered to suitable candidates as a pre-requisite for entry. Good ICT skills You must have a good level of personal ICT skills, or be in a position to make some progress towards acquiring them prior to joining the course.

Months of entry


Course content

If you have an interest in both the physical aspects of science associated with forces, energy, waves, electrical effects and feel comfortable with mathematics, then our Physics with Mathematics course will suit you. This particularly suits people who initially feel less confident with the chemical and biological elements of the science curriculum but are willing to teach some mathematics instead. Our course looks at the key ideas which underpin the teaching of Physics, Science and Mathematics in schools today and the way children's understanding of concepts develops.

We offer routes allowing a main specialism from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and this physics with mathematics programme for key stages 3 & 4 or 4 & post-16 teaching each requiring applicants with relevant post-16 qualifications. As all science teachers need to show a willingness to contribute significantly to subject teaching outside their main specialism this route allows some of this to come from the teaching of mathematics. As you will not necessarily be expected to enter the course with an expert knowledge of all these areas, therefore top-up and enhancement courses are available through the university both before and during the course.

The PGCE in Physics with Mathematics is offered only on a full-time basis.

Information for international students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Institute of Education
0800 953 3222