The PGCE Secondary Science (Chemistry) course consists of a varietyof learning experiences designed for those wishing to train as teachers.The majority of the course focuses upon practical training in teachingand learning related skills. This practical training is underpinned bythe development of participants knowledge and understanding of educationtheories, ideas and concepts and by enhancing their awareness ofcurrent educational issues and developments. The Secondary courseprepares graduates to teach the National Curriculum and related nationalstrategies, GCSE, AS and A2 level. For the purposes of gainingQualified Teacher Status, trainees focus upon the 11-16 age range.Learning takes place through a number of school and university basedelements. 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 bySchools and University tutors. When choosing a School Direct route,applicants should identify the particular arrangement that the SchoolDirect Lead School has made for delivery of School Direct with theUniversity of Manchester as these will involve different patterns oftraining. Applicants should also clarify the 'expectations' to employby the Lead School.
For full information on this course please visit the School of Environment, Education and Development website.