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PGCE Physics with Balanced Science

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Physics course aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become successful teachers who can develop learners' skills and understanding of Physics and its application. You will train to teach ambitious, capable and confident learners who are informed and confident about the world beyond school.

Course Details

Course content

Together with your fellow students on the primary and other secondary programmes, you will study the principles of effective pedagogy, assessment, lesson and curriculum planning. You will participate actively in learning, contributing to seminars, delivering presentations and engaging critically with research. During the University sessions, you will plan and deliver micro-lessons in preparation for the practical element of the course.

You will study the curriculum for Physics as part of the Science and Technology Area of Learning and Experience, and you will collaborate with students in other subject areas to develop your practice in working across the curriculum. There will be focus on the teaching of Physics as part of the single and double award GCSEs and Physics A level. All students in science subjects are trained to teach Balanced Science at Key Stage 3.

Placements will occur in selected Partnership Cluster Hubs where schools will have close link with the University and where trained mentors will be guiding and supporting your development. On placement, you will work closely with your subject mentor and the University Link Tutor to develop your practical skills in teaching. In addition to specialist placements in secondary schools, you will experience a short placement in a primary school working with skilled primary teachers. You will also undertake an action research project to develop an aspect of your practice and begin your career as a research-informed teacher.

Teaching & Learning

Assessment

Assessment on the course takes a range of forms including, for example: essays, reflective writing, presentations, lesson plans, action research project. There are no formal examinations. Assessment of practice takes place throughout all three placements on a continuous basis.

Cross-curriculum themes

All teachers are responsible for the teaching of the three cross-curriculum themes of literacy, numeracy and digital competence. Students will be supported in planning the delivery of literacy, numeracy and digital competence in the context of their own subject.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per 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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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    57th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    83rd out of 84 16

    46th out of 50 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    110 53%

    66th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    38 38%

    65th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    41st

    32
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    112 49%

    42nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    39th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    13th

    9

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