PGCE - Secondary - Science: Physics at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

Our PGCE in Secondary Physics places an emphasis on experiential learning. Trainees undertake a wide range of activities and then utilise the strategies and techniques to deliver this in the classroom. Ensuring each activity is directly transferable to secondary teaching helps trainees to develop their confidence in content delivery. The course is enhanced by continued support from the scientific professional bodies; Royal Society of Biology, the Institute of Physics, The Royal Society of Chemistry as well as the Association of Science Education. We are proud that our Secondary PGCE was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in March 2023. Ofsted identified that: ‘Trainees benefit from an exceptional learning experience at the University of Worcester. This experience instils in them a deep-rooted commitment to making a difference to the lives of the children and young adults in the communities they serve.’ Placements, university sessions and mentors will support your development and our trainees are ‘exceptionally well-prepared for their first teaching post’ (Ofsted, 2023) Key features

  • A carefully developed, research-informed science PGCE curriculum
  • Support to become a confident teacher who can engage students in the fascinating world of Physics
  • Explore the pedagogy, method and practice of the GCSE subject content
  • Training to plan for pupil safety during investigations
  • Develop subject-specific digital technology skills including data logging
  • The university will guarantee accommodation for students studying this course, where possible, this will be near to the location of your placement - If your accommodation is located further from your placement school we will provide hire cars or university minibus travel to suit your needs
  • A potential bursary or scholarship for studying PGCE Physics from the Department for Education.


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Assessment method

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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

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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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

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PGCE - Secondary - Science: Physics at University of Worcester - UCAS