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What will I learn?

Overview

Chemistry is a subject which can fascinate and inspire children. It feeds their natural curiosity and supports them in developing their understanding of the natural world. Science teachers are in great demand and this course appeals to graduates who are passionate about Chemistry but want to develop the skills and understanding to teach science across the curriculum.

This one-year full-time course, enables you to meet the national standards for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS).

Why study PGCE Science with Chemistry (QTS) at Middlesex University?

Our PGCE Science with Chemistry course begins with a stimulating mix of chemistry, biology and physics education. You will then focus fully on chemistry, allowing you to specialise in the teaching of chemistry at Key Stage 4. Teaching science at Key Stages 3 requires competence across the entire range of the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science.

Through this PGCE, you will gain the understanding and skills necessary to operate as a critically reflective chemistry teacher in a secondary school setting. You will also develop the awareness and ability to transfer these skills and teach in subject areas across the science curriculum (such as biology and physics at KS3).

We have a range of specialist science and teaching facilities, providing you with a solid foundation on which to develop your skills and experience. We have excellent relationships with schools in and outside London and during your studies, you also will undertake teaching placements in at least two secondary schools and have the chance to acquire skills in the application of new technologies in teaching and learning. Schools are carefully selected to suit each individual and expose them to a variety of imaginative and thought provoking learning strategies. Key experts from our partner schools are on hand to offer invaluable mentoring and support.

The course gives you a strong understanding of how and why to teach chemistry in secondary schools whilst also enabling you to appreciate the unique aspects of other science specialisms in order to develop your confidence in teaching across the science curriculum. Middlesex University also has dedicated subject tutors who have established strong relations with external specialists and partnership schools who will deliver contemporary and subject specific training sessions.

Careers

How can the PGCE Science with Chemistry (QTS) support your career?

Our course gives you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Teaching is a profession with excellent progression and benefits and our graduates have an excellent reputation within the profession. Our employment rates are extremely high with around 97% of our PGCE graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation.

Teachers can find career progression in both the classroom and the school's management structure. You might aspire to become the head of a department, age group or curriculum. And through developing your leadership skills and experience, you could progress to a senior management position, such as deputy head or head teacher.

Which department am I in?

Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (14,34,247) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

1 October 2021

Venue

Middlesex University

Hendon Campus,

The Burroughs,

Barnet,

NW4 4BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.

For international students

We normally require a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above with at least 50% chemistry content supported by a strong A Level (or equivalent). We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills or IELTS. The following requirements are set out in the Initial Teacher Training Criteria document. You must have: GCSE grade C / grade 4 in English and mathematics or standard equivalent; been subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced disclosure check and/or any other appropriate background check; To strengthen applications it is recommended that you have obtained, or have set up to obtain, recent and relevant experience within state secondary school settings in England. Students should have IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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