This is the ideal route into teaching if you’re passionate about both subjects and wish to teach Physics, with the flexibility of being able to teach Mathematics as a subsidiary subject up to GCSE level.
Rather than the traditional combination of physics, biology and chemistry; you’ll focus on physics and maths, a combination which is undergoing a revival in schools. This PGCE programme is fully supported by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Royal Academy of Engineers.
You’ll need to be well suited to the teaching profession both personally and academically.
This practical programme will teach you about life in the classroom. You’ll gain the knowledge and understanding necessary to reflect on your practice, and that of your colleagues, in order to improve your teaching and pupils´ learning.
You’ll learn how to focus on an overarching goal related to teaching maths, as well as exploring research questions through collaborative and individual practices.
Pupils´ learning is at the heart of the programme; we’ll ask you to consider what ‘understanding’ means and how it can be developed and assessed.
When you graduate, you’ll be fully qualified to teach, with the essential skills and confidence that you’ll need to be successful in the classroom.
The programme provides a carefully structured balance of University and school based phases. During the first university phase we will concentrate on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for your first teaching practice. During the second university phase we consider teaching and learning at Key Stage 4 and A-level in greater depth.
The School phases are with two different partner schools. The first six-week phase is before Christmas and the second 14-week phase runs from February.
All PGCE courses culminate in Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). This enables qualified Bath Spa Teachers to apply for a wider range of teaching posts and other education based employment.
This PGCE programme produces high calibre teachers with the relevant skills, knowledge, understanding and experiences necessary to enter a career in teaching.
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