The PGCE Secondary Science programme is designed to meet the Standards required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and to develop secondary teachers with a specialism in Physics. It aims to do this in the context of our Secondary Partnership schools many of which are situated in east London where skills of educating children in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual urban environment are paramount.
Overall the programme aims to produce effective teachers who are able to operate as reflective practitioners. To fit this description you should: develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of what it means to be a professional in school; engage in practical and theoretical enquiry as a key element in your development as teachers. Whereby you are expected to:
• be able to critically review, using a range of research and scholastic skills, a systematic and coherent body of knowledge related to education and subject pedagogy • be able to evaluate critically new information, concepts and evidence from a range of sources • be able to exercise appropriate judgment, by applying appropriate diagnostic and creative skills, in a range of situations • be able to accept accountability for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes by reflecting on and taking responsibility for your own professional development • develop your ability to read and write critically at Masters level