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Course summary

Unique opportunities to learn how to teach Chemistry in a newly refreshed course. We place an emphasis on experiential learning, where trainees undertake a wide range of activities then get the opportunity to plan how to deliver these 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 Chemistry, the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Biology. Strong applicants are encouraged to apply for an RSC scholarship. Chemistry trainees also benefit from the University of Worcester being an RSC ‘Learn Chemistry Partnership Advocate.’ Key features

  • A carefully developed, research-informed science PGCE curriculum
  • A focus on building relationships with pupils in the science classroom
  • Exploring pedagogy of the GCSE subject content
  • Practical and experiential based learning
  • Planning for pupil safety during investigations
  • Develop subject-specific digital technology skills including data logging

Modules

  • Subject Knowledge with a Deep Understanding
  • Specialist Subject Opportunities
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional Studies
  • Enhancement Activities
  • Your career

Assessment method

  • School experience in a range of settings.
  • Professional Studies sessions in school and at University.
  • University-led workshops, lectures, seminars, fieldwork and guest lectures.
  • Study of key texts and supplementary reading.
  • Participation in high level professional discussion, peer presentations and debate.
  • Directed studies, case studies and problem solving tasks; development of practice-based competence and skills of critical reflection through guided individual mentoring during placements.
  • One-to-one academic and personal tutorial support including access to our first class Firstpoint services

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

Please see the University website for up-to-date and more comprehensive entry requirements. Honours degree normally (2:2) of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification, in a science-related subject or (where the degree is not science-based) a top-up Science qualification. Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis. Grade C/4 at GCSE in English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) passed at the time of entry. School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview. At interview we will discuss relevant prior school experience or opportunities applicants have had to work with school aged children. It is at this point that we would discuss with a candidate whether additional school experience would support an individual in their decision that teaching is right for them


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see the university website for fee details.
PGCE - Secondary - Science: Chemistry at University of Worcester - UCAS