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PGCE Secondary (Science with Chemistry)

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

PGCE Secondary (Science with Chemistry)

Transform your enthusiasm for chemistry into practical teaching skills. Dedicated and skilled chemistry teachers are in demand. With school placements, tutor support and a graduated induction programme, our trainees are well prepared for teaching in secondary education, and have an excellent record of obtaining first teaching posts. We’ll give you the training and support needed to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to begin your professional teaching career.

Key features

  • Build your confidence and gain practical teaching experience, with two main placements in local secondary schools and shorter visits to primary schools.
  • Access a range of bursaries and funding options to help ensure you’re able to focus on your studies and placements. The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) offers generous teacher training scholarships to exceptional candidates.
  • Benefit from support throughout your training from both your faculty tutor and school mentors.
  • Learn about the latest curriculum developments, issues and innovations.
  • You'll be supported to teach all three sciences to GCSE with a particular focus on your specialism.
  • Deepen your understanding of teaching, and learn about the opportunities for continued professional development and the relationship between educators and society.
  • Make use of the latest technologies and developments in teaching and gain experience in developing multimedia resources for your subject.
  • Hone your CV, interview and job application skills and attend events that will introduce you to potential employers.
  • Leave with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to begin your career teaching chemistry to children of all abilities from 11-18.
  • Take advantage of free teacher training support from the Department for Education’s Premier Plus programme.
  • Our PGCE secondary programme is now part of the School Direct initiative, and we offer a wide range of subjects through this route.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 59 7

    30th out of 81

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    119 52%

    40th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    34th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.42 88%

    2nd

    26
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    18th

    11

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