Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Science (Physics) at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Science (Physics) (Taught)

Course summary

Want to make a difference to the lives of young people in the classroom? Train to teach in one year with our PGCE Secondary course. This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence informed teacher. Reasons to choose Kingston University – This intensive, well-supported course prepares you to teach in the 11–16 age range and offers the opportunity to develop teaching for sixth-form. – Kingston’s partnership schools offer excellent opportunities for practical learning. – You will have personalised support from both the University and partnership schools. This course combines theory and practice of education to prepare you to teach your specialist science pathway in the 11-16 phase as well as being able to teach across all science subjects. During the course you will develop your knowledge of how pupils learn science, how to plan effective lessons and practicals; and how assessment can improve learning and teaching in science. You will develop as a reflective teacher who makes informed decisions about how to teach science. You will develop your knowledge of learning and teaching science through research-led innovative practice that will model new approaches to learning and teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.


Example modules: Professional Practice; The Reflective Teacher; Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Professionalism for Teachers. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

You will not be required to take any exams. Your academic work will be assessed through coursework, such as essays and presentations. At the end of each school placement, your teaching will be assessed to ensure you are making appropriate progress and have engaged with the five core areas as outlined in the Core Content Framework (CCF). This will ensure that you are able to meet the Teachers' Standards (DfE, 2011) by the end of the course.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

Entry requirements

An honours degree, preferably 2:2 or above, from a UK higher education institution or equivalent overseas qualification, relevant to your subject specialism (at least 50% of the degree content needs to be relevant to your subject specialism). GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in English and mathematics. If you do not meet the GCSE requirement in any of these subjects, we are happy for you to take your tests externally (via Equivalancy Testing or A*Star Equivalency). All overseas qualifications must be accompanied by NARIC equivalence. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and Health checking process which identifies no concerns about suitability to teach. Please note: apply for this course through the UK Department for Education portal. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an online

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Science (Physics) at Kingston University - UCAS