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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    UCL (University College London)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The Physics PGCE helps students to develop the professional skills and knowledge they need to teach all aspects of science to pupils in the 11-16 age range. We are committed to creative and interactive approaches to teaching science to promote student engagement and learning. Students will acquire a critical understanding of current debates and issues relating to science education, and will be guided and supported in developing their subject knowledge. We expect students to engage with reading and research into science education and to regularly reflect upon their own progress, towards meeting the teaching standards across the 11–16 age range.

Careers

Graduates of this programme are currently working across schools in London and around the UK as teachers, heads of departments and heads of year. Some graduates decide to pursue an academic science education route by pursuing Master's or doctoral level study.

Employability

Graduates of the Secondary PGCE programme are highly employable and sought after by schools and colleges in London and beyond. Almost all graduates secure their first teaching post by the time they finish the PGCE programme. Graduates of the programme also have great career prospects, with many becoming Head of Department or a Head of Year within 2-5 years, often acting, in their schools, as mentors to new PGCE student teachers. Many of our graduates become senior teachers (such as Assistant Headteachers or Head of a Faculty) in 5-8 years of graduating, and some are now Headteachers. Others have developed their careers as subject specialist teachers and educators, both becoming lead teachers in the classroom and researching, writing and advising other teachers themselves. The Secondary PGCE Programme aims to provide a springboard into a rewarding career as a skilled teacher and future educational leader.

Accreditation

Students who successfully complete this programme will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Application deadline

30/07/2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 21,600per year

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

University information

UCL (University College London)

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    UCL (University College London), Gower Street, London, Camden, WC1E 6BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 84 27

    7th out of 50 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    168 81%

    9th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    48th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    52nd

    16
  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    188 83%

    9th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    4th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    45th

    1

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