Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Secondary School Direct (Physics with Maths) (PGCE)

University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Faculty of Humanities the United Kingdom

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PGCE

How long you will study
10 Months

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full-time

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About Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Secondary School Direct (Physics with Maths) at University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Faculty of Humanities

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.

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Notes about fees for this course

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCE (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases
    International students (per annum): £17,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Entry requirements

All applicants require a strong academic record at A level or equivalent and at degree level including a 2:2 honours degree or above in a physical science, e.g. Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.  At least half of your degree should have content strongly related to Physics.  You will require a strong academic record at A-level or equivalent: you should have at least grade B in Physics (or a C if you can demonstrate sustained academic attainment since A-level) and at least one other science or maths subject at A-level.

All applicants must also hold qualifications in English language and mathematics at GCSE grade C or above, or hold equivalent qualifications in these subjects.

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