Taught course

Physics

Institution
University of York · Department of Educational Studies
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

All applicants must have an honours degree with at least 50% of the qualification being relevant Physics at 2:2 or above. Examples of such degrees include Physics, Astrophysics and Physics with Philosophy.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme develops trainees’ school experiences in order to explore some of the wider concerns of Physics and Science teachers today, and provides opportunities to broaden professional experiences. There are sessions that are particularly important for Physics teachers: teaching forces, electricity or energy.

An effective Physics teacher must also develop his/her pedagogical subject knowledge specifically related to teaching Physics: for example, the effective use of practical work in Physics, the teaching and learning of key Physics ideas, and the teaching and learning of Physics beyond the classroom. Sessions are provided that focus on these areas for Physicists as well as other sessions in the other two Sciences. Subject knowledge is provided via a peer teaching programme.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
educ15@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 322524