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PGCE Secondary Science with Physics (Train to Teach North London) - PGCE

London Metropolitan University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Holloway

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why study this course?

Learn how to teach science and physics to 11 to 16-year-olds with this PGCE School Direct course. Accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA), the course trains you in the principles of teaching physics and getting the vital hands-on experience necessary for later employment.

Those already on our PGCE School Direct Secondary courses attain high results, with 95% achieving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course and 96% going on to obtain employment, often with their placement schools.

More about this course

Successfully complete this PGCE Secondary Science with Physics course to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and become a teacher of science for students up to 14 years old and chemistry for 15 to 16-year-olds. Accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA), there’s also the opportunity to teach at the 16 to 18 age range.

You’ll develop your teaching strategies and pedagogical techniques at London Met as well as exploring the fundamentals of how children learn. These study sessions will include collaborative projects and school-based work with other trainees, as well as how to implement teaching and pupil assessment.

Our PGCE School Direct course uses its London location to widen your experience of teaching in multicultural urban environments. Through your two placements you’ll develop lesson plans and contribute to the development of pupils’ scientific skills and knowledge. London Met also provides you with the opportunity for post-16 year old teaching experience where possible.

Assessment

Your assessment will consist of four elements:

School placement A
School placement B, where your teaching ability will be assessed in relation to the standard for Qualified Teacher Status
a Professional Practice Portfolio which is compiled across the year, detailing personal experiences and reflections on your development as a teacher, largely in relation to your practical teaching experience
the Educational Research Assignment which allows you to explore an educational issue

There are no examinations.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

After the course

On successful completion of the course you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for teaching science at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) and Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16) and your chemistry specialism at Key Stage 4. London Met's students have an excellent rate of gaining Qualified Teacher Status and finding teaching positions within six months of graduating. Our trainees have gone on to become physics teachers at schools such as Brentside High School in the London Borough of Ealing.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 12,700per year

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

University information

London Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    118th

  • Campus address

    London Metropolitan University, Admissions Office, 166-220 Holloway Road, City of London, N7 8DB, England

Both campuses are in the heart of London, arguably the best city in the world for university students.
London Met is home to a hugely diverse community, with students from more than 140 different nationalities.
The dedicated international team organises induction events and can advise on immigration issues including visas, family and dependants, and work opportunities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 81 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    97 49%

    79th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    12th

    25

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