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Secondary Initial Teacher Education Physics with Science - PGCE


University of the West of England, Bristol Department of Education and Childhood

Full time September PGCE 1 year full-time

About the course

This is a strand of the PGCE Science course where you will specialise in Physics. Students who successfully complete this route you will be in a strong position to gain employment as teachers of Physics and general science to KS4.

The PGCE course has been designed to train teachers to practise as a subject specialist teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). Trainees are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) across the age range. Trainees will also often gain experience of the 16-18 age range, although they will not be formally assessed in this phase.

The course is active and practical, allowing trainees to develop professional competence through work undertaken in schools and in the University. Trainees work with young people, develop their expertise in their

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Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree, or a recognised equivalent qualification, with at least 50% in a subject related to what you want to teach. This is typically 2:2 or higher.

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent.

We would encourage all applicants to get as much relevant experience of working or volunteering with children to help prepare them for this crucial element of their course.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum academic entry requirements, but have significant life and/or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.


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