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Entry requirements

A 2:2 or equivalent in Physics or a related subject such as Engineering. We also accept combined honours degrees where Physics (or a related subject) makes up at least 50% of the award.

If your undergraduate degree is not in Physics or a related subject, we may still may be able to offer you a place if you also have a postgraduate degree in Physics or Grade B in A level Physics.

If your undergraduate degree is not at least 50% Physics, we may require you to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course prior to starting your PGCE.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will prepare you to teach National Curriculum science at KS3 and KS4 (11-16) with a post-16 enhancement, specialising in physics.

Learn to be an effective science teacher. Gain insight into key skills across the science curriculum: questioning, assessing learning, lesson planning, management of practical work and laboratory safety.

Get to grips with up-to-date thinking and the latest research in teaching and learning. Benefit from our expertise as a leading centre for curriculum development, professional training and research.

Choosing your path

You can choose to study this course as a University of York PGCE trainee or through our School Direct partnerships. The following routes are open to you:

School Direct trainees work with University of York PGCE trainees at the University for Curriculum Area sessions. Whole School Issues sessions are usually delivered in your partner schools.

Each route has a different course code and institution code. Please see our information on applying for details.

Accreditation

On successfully completion of this course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is awarded by the Department for Education (DfE).

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component.

For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250
International students
£19,600

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Admissions
Email
education-pgce-admissions@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1904 323576