Excellent teachers make a difference to the lives and futures of the people they teach. Developed in partnership with schools, this Ofsted Outstanding rated programme will support you to become an innovative and inspiring Science teacher.
You’ll need to be well suited to the teaching profession both personally and academically.
This one-year PGCE with QTS will enable you to teach biology, chemistry or physics to the 11-16 age range in a secondary school with post-16 enhancement.
The programme also offers 60 level-7 credits with the chance to continue to a full master’s degree during your first year of teaching.
There are three routes through the course:
Physics (UCAS CODE: F3X2)
Chemistry (UCAS CODE: F2X1)
Biology (UCAS CODE: CX11)
The University based programme concentrates on subject knowledge and the teaching of classroom skills and management. You’ll undertake an initial audit of subject knowledge and this is used by staff in planning the sessions so that your needs are met.
You’ll complete compulsory modules in your subject (biology, chemistry or physics) as well as covering modules that will equip you to teach all three science subjects across Key Stage 3 and 4. Sessions are highly practical, so you’ll gain the subject knowledge as well as teaching skills.
School based work forms the major part of the programme – you’ll have the opportunity to work in two schools for a sustained period of time. You’ll teach your chosen subject (biology, chemistry or physics) as your major subject.
During the university-based programme you’ll also go into a variety of other schools and educational environments to work alongside students on a variety of tasks. While in the sustained school placements you’re under the guidance of a trained mentor who is supported by University staff.
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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