Taught course


University of York · Department of Educational Studies

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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


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, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 322524