Taught course

Physics - Pathfinder Consortium

University of York · Department of Education

Visit the institution website for COVID‑19 updates

Entry requirements

2:2 or equivalent in Physwww.york.ac.uk/education/pgce/subject-knowledge-enhancement/ics 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


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.

The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance is based at Archbishop Holgate’s School, an outstanding academy which is situated close to the city centre and the University of York. The alliance is made up of a host of both primary and secondary schools in and around York, all of which have strong foundations in teacher training and with the University of York. We are committed to outstanding teacher training and our experienced mentors and staff will ensure that you receive excellent provision.

Visits and enquiries to the teaching alliance would be most welcome.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1904 323576