Physics (Secondary PGCE - Graduates only) at Bangor University - UCAS

Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)

Physics (Secondary PGCE - Graduates only)

Course summary

UCAS Code: 3D7L PGCE Secondary - Physics (QTS) Do you have a passion for Physics and the world of matter and energy and could you pass this passion onto others. North Wales is the perfect place to learn to inspire others about Chemistry with a university that combines a strong science and education background with a passion for challenging our students and being in one of the most beautiful and inspiring places to live. If teaching Physics is the career for you, then Bangor is the place for you. With our new teaching labs, passionate staff, and brilliant partnership schools you will learn all the skills you need to inspire others. Here at Bangor, we will ensure that you have the qualities needed to not only be an outstanding Physics teacher, but also a teacher of science, by giving you the opportunity to explore other aspects of the Science Curriculum. The course focuses on one of the most exciting new curriculums in the world currently, the new Curriculum for Wales, but the skills you will gain will prepare you to teach anywhere. Why Study with us? Where better to study for your PGCE Physics qualification than here in Bangor, with our unique science experience, our experience of outdoor learning and a university with a college that is a leading centre in the UK for teaching and research in an extensive range of science subjects. Experienced tutors and researchers will provide you with the skills needed to become the educators of the future. Lead School experiences with well-trained mentors, along with two School Placements will support your development towards Qualified Teacher Status. An opportunity to study whilst immersing yourself in Welsh culture and language, here in beautiful North Wales. Professional support for Welsh language learning whether you are a complete beginner or a fluent user of the language. Be the inspiration for the next generation. This PGCE with QTS is recognised across Wales and England and is often transferable further afield for entry into the teaching profession. Those seeking to teach outside Wales and England should check recognition and transferability of Qualified Teacher Status with the respective country’s Teachers’ Professional Body. Combine this subject with Outdoor Activities Bangor is a fantastic place for anyone interested in outdoor activities. Our location, combined with our long-established links with local outdoor education providers, provides a fantastic opportunity for combining this subject with outdoor activities during your training. If that interests you, please apply for: PGCE Secondary - Physics (English Medium) 3F4W.

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• At least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in an area related to subject of study. • Grade C/Grade 4 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh First Language, Welsh Literature. • Grade C/Grade 4 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved. • A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve personal use of the Welsh Language. • Applicants are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check for the child workforce including a check of the children’s barred lists. Applicants who have lived outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence.  Applicants should reflect carefully on their ability to meet the rigours and demands of the profession. Refer to the Considerations for Applicants to Initial Teacher Education Programmes. We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements - IELTS Level 7 overall (with no element below 6.5)).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

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Physics (Secondary PGCE - Graduates only) at Bangor University - UCAS