The PGCE Secondary Physics with Mathematics (11-16 or 11-18) courseconsists of a variety of learning experiences designed for those wishingto train as teachers. The majority of the course focuses upon practicaltraining in teaching and learning related skills. This practicaltraining is underpinned by the development of participants knowledge andunderstanding of education theories, ideas and concepts and byenhancing their awareness of current educational issues anddevelopments. The Secondary course prepares graduates to teach theNational Curriculum and related national strategies, GCSE, AS and A2level. For the purposes of gaining Qualified Teacher Status, traineesfocus upon the 11-16 age range. Learning takes place through a number ofschool and university based elements. There will be extended periods of school experience which will provideopportunities to work in a Primary setting and to teach in at least twodifferent Secondary Schools. A total of approximately 25 weeks duringthe PGCE will be spent experiencing and working in different types ofSchool.
Our School Direct routes involve joint selection of candidates by Schools and University tutors. When choosing a School Direct route, applicants should identify the particular arrangement that the School Direct Lead School has made for delivery of School Direct with the University of Manchester as these will involve different patterns of training. Applicants should also clarify the 'expectations' to employ by the Lead School.