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Course summary

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11–16 age range which enables you to be employed as a qualified teacher in secondary schools in England, it is also recognised in Wales once registered with The Education Workforce Council (EWC). The course also offers enrichment opportunities to teach the 16–18 age phase. We were rated Outstanding by Ofsted in our most recent inspection. Studying with us, you will have access to excellent resources and gain practical experience in two contrasting schools. We have partnerships with over 600 schools and colleges in the south east offering opportunities in large, small, urban and rural settings. You will be mentored by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs course content. If your degree was awarded more than five years ago, isn’t in chemistry but is closely related, or you have relevant professional experience but need to learn how to apply that to teaching, we offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses.

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

Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant. If your degree isn’t in the subject area you wish to teach or you have relevant professional experience but need to learn how to apply that to teaching you may be suitable for a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course. If you pass the SKE it qualifies you to start a PGCE. GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) At least English language and maths. Equivalence tests are available for suitable candidates. English language requirements IELTS 7.0 in all elements. Other All offers of places are subject to a satisfactory health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check. Applicants from minority ethnic and other groups under-represented in the profession are particularly welcome.


Fees and funding

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Chemistry (Secondary) PGCE at University of Brighton - UCAS