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PGCE

How long you will study
10 months

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full-time

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About PGCE Secondary School Direct Science: Chemistry (11-16 or 11-18) at University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Faculty of Humanities

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.

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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): n/a (prog no longer running)
    International students (per annum): n/a (prog no longer running)

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 science related subject. At least half of your degree should have content strongly related to Chemistry.  You will require a strong academic record at A-level or equivalent: you should have at least grade B in Chemistry (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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