This full-time, one-year course is designed to train you as a confident and inspiring secondary teacher. Our diverse and enhanced course has the core aim of training the next generation of inspiring and passionate teachers, who have a passion to engage young people in learning Biology, Chemistry or Physics. This is achieved through a balance of study of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by the teaching profession, the fundamentals of the national curriculum, and a dedicated focus on the development of your understanding of the role of a secondary school teacher. In addition, you will gain vital hands-on experience of working within the classroom through our 24-week placement programme, which will develop your confidence and competence to teach effectively. After successful completion, you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so that you can begin working as a teacher in a secondary school.
The course is assessed through observation during teaching placements and written assignments. To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students need to complete three 4,000 word assignments at FHEQ level 7 (Masters), and two blocks of School Experience.
We use strategies that are designed to enable you to effectively master a broad base of concepts, skills, knowledge and understanding that will inform your teaching practice. You will join lectures and small seminars led by experienced tutors, in which discussion and debate are key to developing your knowledge and skills. Many of our staff have a strong background within education and use their experience to inform their teaching, as the help your development into a professional and capable teacher.
Honours degree 2:2 or above in a subject where the content is at least 50% science. GCSE C/4 in both English and Maths. The course co-ordinator welcomes contact from applicants who would like to discuss the suitability of their degree and their specialist options. There are various subject knowledge enhancement courses available for students who need to improve their subject knowledge in specific areas. These can also be discussed, either before application or at interview. GCSE Equivalency: We would normally expect applicants to have taken and passed the full GCSE course however in some circumstances we do accept equivalent qualifications or equivalency tests. If you are unable to enrol for the full GCSE course, please contact Admissions to discuss which equivalent qualifications we may accept. If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (including 7.0 in academic writing) other components no less than 6.5 – or equivalent qualification.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course
Additional fee information
University of Chichester
Bishop Otter Campus
Course contact details
Admissions and Enquiries