PGCE Secondary School Direct Science: Chemistry (11-16 or 11-18) at University of Manchester - UCAS

University of Manchester

Degree level: Postgraduate

PGCE Secondary School Direct Science: Chemistry (11-16 or 11-18) (Taught)

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Course summary

PGCE Secondary School Direct Science: Chemistry (11-16 or 11-18) provides you with the practical training and theoretical knowledge required to become an outstanding Chemistry teacher. Compared with non-School Direct teacher trainees, you will benefit from additional time in school before the PGCE starts and follow a modified version of the course. Throughout, you will focus on the 11-16 age range in order to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), learning to teach the National Curriculum and related national strategies surrounding GCSE, AS and A2-level study. The majority of the course focuses upon practical training in teaching and learning-related skills. You will enjoy extended periods of school experience, which will provide opportunities to work in a Primary setting and to teach in at least two different Secondary schools. In total, 25 weeks of your PGCE will be spent experiencing and working in different types of school. This practical training is underpinned by the development of your knowledge and understanding of educational theories, ideas and concepts, including current issues and developments. We work with numerous schools in Greater Manchester to offer the School Direct route into teaching. School Direct allows schools to recruit and select their own trainees, with the expectation that they will go on to work within the school, or group of schools, in which they were trained (although there is no guarantee of employment). School Direct follows a PGCE course structure but on a modified timetable including increased contact with the School Direct school. The School Direct salaried route is an employment-based route and you will earn a salary whilst you train. Trainees who complete their course will be recommended for the qualification of PGCE School Direct and recommended for qualified teacher status (QTS).

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:2 honours degree in a science-related subject with at least half of the content strongly related to chemistry (if you are unsure, please contact us to discuss your qualifications). Grade B in chemistry at A-level (or equivalent), or grade C if you can demonstrate sustained academic progression since A-level, and at least one other science or maths A-level. Minimum grade C or 4 at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics.

Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Fees for entry in 2024 have not yet been set.

Sponsorship information

There are three types of Government funding available for teacher training: tax-free bursary or scholarship; tuition fee loan and maintenance loan; extra financial support if you're a parent or have an adult dependant or a disability. Depending on your circumstances you could receive all three.

PGCE Secondary School Direct Science: Chemistry (11-16 or 11-18) at University of Manchester - UCAS