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PGCE in Secondary Education (Science with Physics) with recommendation for QTS

Brunel University London

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Brunel University London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Along with English and mathematics, science is one of the three core subjects of the national curriculum and since all pupils have to study a broad, balanced curriculum in science there is a demand for well-qualified and skilled physics teachers.

The Brunel PGCE in Secondary Education (Science with Physics) aims to facilitate your transformation into a well-educated, confident and motivated science educator, helping all pupils become scientifically literate citizens.

As a secondary school physics teacher you will have to build upon and sustain pupil’s interest for the subject as they journey through the physics National Curriculum. You will initiate and develop their understanding of how complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described, in terms of a number of key ideas which can be applied universally.

You will also need a secure understanding of the content which would lie outside your specialism, as it is highly likely you will be teaching chemistry and biology topics at least up to KS3. Our course will help you develop this. As it is planned around the ‘big ideas’ in science, around which there will be lectures, discussions and opportunities to practise using your knowledge to teach.

The need for qualified, enthusiastic teachers with an understanding of the demands society places on young people has never been greater. The opportunity to educate children and young people, and learn from them in return, is immensely rewarding.

Careers and your future

A Brunel PGCE with recommendation for QTS is a recognised symbol of high quality Initial Teacher Education (ITE). This is demonstrated by Brunel’s outstanding employment rates over time and feedback from Brunel alumni student teachers, our partnership schools and Ofsted inspectors.

Brunel PGCE graduates have gone on to work in our Partnership schools, and many in schools where they undertook a placement experience. This allows the department to retain links with former students and often they become school-based mentors for Brunel PGCE students. The department also has a network of alumni in positions of responsibility in schools across the country.

After you graduate, your relationship with Brunel doesn’t stop there. As alumni, you can remain involved in the Partnership in a range of ways including mentoring, and can also sign up to receive invitations to Brunel public lectures, Education Department research seminars, events and steering groups, to ensure you continue to develop through a community of professional practice within, and beyond the school in which you work.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,335per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Brunel University London

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH, England

All new international students have guaranteed campus accommodation.
Pre-sessional English courses provide students with intensive English language training before the start of their academic studies.
Brunel offers more than 100 scholarships every year to help international students pay their fees and living costs.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    31st out of 81 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    117 59%

    52nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.40 88%

    3rd

    20

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