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Secondary Science: Chemistry - PGCE

Birmingham City University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    City South Campus, Edgbaston

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is for those who are passionate about communicating the marvels of chemistry to young people. The skills and knowledge in chemistry are in demand to inspire young minds and meet the rising demand for GCSE and A Level Chemistry. Our aim is to help you become a committed, confident and creative teacher so we will train you in the essential tools you need to kick-start your career in education. We will train you to teach across the years, covering topics from learning how to introduce students to atoms, elements and particles, to thermodynamics and inorganic chemistry. You will also learn how to demonstrate impressive chemical reactions safely. As you progress, you will increase your ability to handle the ever-evolving teaching environment, and by the time your course is complete, you will be in a position to continue developing your understanding, knowledge and skills throughout your professional life.

The PGCE Secondary Chemistry course aims to explore, test and develop the links between Science and Chemistry in education theory and its practice. The University workshops and seminars facilitate a space for learners to conduct this, which is then supported by school placements. This relationship, between theory and practice, alongside a variety of contrasting school experiences, ensures that you are offered a well-rounded teacher education. We believe that we are training Chemistry teachers to work in any school setting. Your course will feature a range of modules and the opportunity to get plenty of hands-on practice in local schools with support from colleagues in the school partnership and experienced University tutors.

Opportunity: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market. It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,800per year

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

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    84th

  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    121 61%

    44th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    19th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    45th

    13

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