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PGCE (Secondary): Science Education (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

Goldsmiths, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Goldsmiths, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Becoming an effective teacher is more than just transmitting knowledge. We'll support and encourage you on your journey to becoming a science teacher who can inspire a new generation of world-changers.

Why study PGCE (Secondary) Science Education at Goldsmiths?

  • You will be encouraged to form your own opinions on education through first-hand experience and reflective thinking.
  • You will develop qualities that will enable you to not only be an outstanding classroom practitioner, but also be in a position to participate in and influence the future development of science education for the future.
  • The programme focuses on modelling the science classroom in workshops – and you’ll be encouraged think critically about what you see and experience. You’ll also be encouraged to reflect on ‘what works for you’, and incorporate some of these ‘active’ teaching and learning strategies into your own practice.
  • What is science? What is subject knowledge? What knowledge do we need to teach a scientific idea well? Do theories link with our own personal viewpoints? We want you to make informed decisions in your teaching practice, and so you’ll be encouraged to discuss and question your thoughts on a range of issues central to science teaching.
  • The programme is designed to make you a secure, reflective and questioning science teacher – one who encourages pupils to think, question and understand.
  • You will observe, participate in, and take responsibility for lessons in one of our partnership schools. This will involve being allocated a school mentor who will be your “go to” person to facilitate your learning and progress in the classroom.
  • You will have access to a strong professional network of school and University-based colleagues who will support you throughout the programme and school placements.

School Direct

It is also possible to study this course via our School Direct programme. Please visit our School Direct page to see which schools offer this subject.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,890per year

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

University information

Goldsmiths, University of London

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  • Campus address

    Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, Lewisham, SE14 6NW, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 84 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    108 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%



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