PGCE Secondary Science with Physics - PGCELondon Metropolitan University
PGCE Secondary Science with Physics - PGCE
Learn how to teach science and physics to 11 to 16-year-olds with this PGCE course, accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA). You’ll attend sessions at both London Met and one of our partnership schools, learning the principles of teaching physics and getting the vital hands-on experience necessary for later employment.
Those already on our PGCE Secondary courses attain high results, with 95% achieving an Ofsted good or outstanding grade by the end of the course.
Successfully complete this Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited PGCE Secondary Science with Physics course to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and become a teacher of science for students up to 14 years old and physics for 15 to 16-year-olds. You may also have the opportunity to teach at the 16 to 18 age range.
You will be required to have:
- minimum of a 2.2 UK degree or master’s (MSc) in Physics or related subjects including geology, metallurgy, chemical engineering and forensic science
- literacy and numeracy tests — these are university-based tests, which you will be asked to undertake at your interview
- a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and Confirmation of Fitness to Teach (eg a London Metropolitan University Health Check) which you will be advised to apply for after an offer is made
- GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above (or equivalent, see Equivalency Testing or A Star Teachers)
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Curriculum Studies
- Professionalism and Inclusive Practice
- School Experience to Progress Point 2
- School Experience to Progress Point 5
Modules and module details are subject to change over time.
Scholarships & funding
Funding is available for many postgraduate courses leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
For more information about the scholarships, please visit the university website.
- UK/EU Students: £9,250 per year
- International Students: £12,700 per year
Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for teaching science at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14) and Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16) and your physics specialism at Key Stage 4. London Metropolitan University's trainees have an excellent rate of gaining Qualified Teacher Status and finding teaching positions within six months of graduating. Our trainees have gone on to become physics teachers at schools such as Brentside High School in the London Borough of Ealing.
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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