This course will train you to become a chemistry teacher across the 11-16 or 11-18 age range. It will prepare you to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE and A level. Completion of this 10 month course leads to both a postgraduate qualification and qualified teacher status (QTS).
The course combines master's level academic study of science education with a range of school experiences. Approximately two-thirds of your time will be spent in our partnership schools and colleges developing your practical teaching skills with the support of trained science mentors and experienced teachers. When on placement, you will observe and teach classes under the guidance of an experienced science teacher mentor, improving your skills in planning, teaching and assessment.
Throughout the course you will learn how to:
- Develop the confidence and competence of all pupils in thinking scientifically.
- Teach and assess pupils' understanding of the different branches of science.
- Help pupils to develop as independent and collaborative learners.
- Use practical exercises, information and communication technology (ICT) and `the real world' in the teaching of science.
What our students say:
The course has been fantastic, the experience and most importantly the confidence I have developed whilst being on the PGCE is beyond anything I could have imagined. Yes it has been tough, but it has been completely worth it!
For more details on interviews, please visit our PGCE website.