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PGCE Secondary Science with Physics London Metropolitan University

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Summary

Why study this course?

Learn how to teach science and physics to 11 to 16-year-olds with this PGCE course, accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA). You’ll attend sessions at both London Met and one of our partnership schools, learning the principles of teaching physics and getting the vital hands-on experience necessary for later employment.

Those already on our PGCE Secondary courses attain high results, with 95% achieving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course.

More about this course

Successfully complete this Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited PGCE Secondary Science with Physics course to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and become a teacher of science for students up to 14 years old and physics for 15 to 16-year-olds. You may also have the opportunity to teach at the 16 to 18 age range.

At London Met you’ll develop your teaching strategies and pedagogical techniques as well as exploring the fundamentals of how children learn. These study sessions will include collaborative projects and school-based work with other trainees, as well as how to implement teaching and pupil assessment.

Our PGCE course uses its London location to widen your experience of teaching in multicultural urban environments. Through your placements at one of our partnership secondary schools you’ll help develop lesson plans and contribute to the development of pupils’ scientific skills and knowledge. London Met also provides you with the opportunity for post-16-year-old teaching experience where possible.

Assessment

Your assessment will consist of four elements:

School placement A
School placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status
a Professional Practice Portfolio which is compiled across the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience
the Educational Research Assignment which allows you to explore an educational issue

There are no examinations.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

After the course

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for teaching science at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) and Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16) and your physics specialism at Key Stage 4. London Metropolitan University's trainees have an excellent rate of gaining Qualified Teacher Status and finding teaching positions within six months of graduating. Our trainees have gone on to become physics teachers at schools such as Brentside High School in the London Borough of Ealing.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PGCE Secondary Science with Physics.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£12,700.00 (11,81,777) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution

From

21-Sep-20

Venue

Holloway

166-220 Holloway Road,

Islington,

N7 8DB, England

Entry requirement for international students

You will be required to have: minimum of a 2.2 UK degree or master’s (MSc) in Physics or related subjects including geology, metallurgy, chemical engineering and forensic science; literacy and numeracy tests — these are university-based tests, which you will be asked to undertake at your interview; a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and Confirmation of Fitness to Teach (eg a London Metropolitan University Health Check) which you will be advised to apply for after an offer is made. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, see Equivalency Testing or A Star Teachers). Professional requirements - Before you can be permitted to enrol to this course: you must not already hold QTS or be qualified to teach in another EU/EEA country. English Requirement - You need to have: overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 including Listening: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Component scores required: Listening: 51; Reading: 51; Writing: 51; Speaking: 51; Cambridge English - Certificate of Proficiency overall grade required: C. A certifying statement of results is also required.

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