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PGCE Secondary Science (specialising in Physics)

University of East Anglia UEA

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of East Anglia UEA

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our one-year, full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Physics programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach physics to pupils aged between 11 and 16 – with the option of additional experience of A-level physics teaching. Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you’ll graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits.

Focusing on physics-specific knowledge throughout the course, you’ll be taught in a variety of workshops in our purpose-built laboratories, which have been designed to mimic the workings of a secondary school science lab. You’ll also be taught essentials such as how to ensure pupil safety in the lab, classroom management, working with lab technicians and support staff, and how to use your own practical work and demonstrations to inspire your classes.

Physics-specific workshops will focus on subject knowledge and methods of teaching across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, giving you the skills you’ll need to encourage your pupils to want to learn, and to help build their confidence.

You’ll cover sessions on forces, electricity, energy, waves, and misconceptions in physics.

In more general science teaching sessions you’ll spend time focusing on pupil assessment and progression, then put this into practice by planning and identifying strategies to encourage positive pupil participation and achievement

Secondary schools are demanding but tremendously rewarding environments to work in. You’ll be teaching pupils as they mature from early adolescence to adulthood. And our programme will teach you how to make an effective contribution to the work of the school beyond your subject.

ABOUT

A great teacher can play a pivotal role in a child’s life. You’ll spend your days stimulating young minds and watching your pupils grow in confidence, so they can achieve their full potential. It’s a challenging career, but also one that’s incredibly rewarding.

Our PGCE Master’s programme closely interweaves school and university-based training. Over 38 weeks, you’ll spend 120 days (24 weeks) on school placement, and 60 study days in structured learning at UEA.

Our course will provide you with the opportunity to research and evaluate the latest thinking in good teaching practice. And it will help you understand how pupils best learn physics, so that you can support and guide them – and optimise your teaching. It will also allow you to develop your own strategies to make teaching physics an engaging and positive experience.

CAREER DESTINATIONS

Teacher, Deputy head teacher, Head teacher, Private education, Tutor and Communications.

Application deadline

01-06-2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 21,300per 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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University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    125 60%

    31st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    65th

    11

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