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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Physics with Mathematics) PGCE


Course Description

The programme combines the theory and practice of education which is why students spend 60 days in College and 120 days in schools. The course is research-led and you will develop your knowledge of how pupils learn; how assessment can improve teaching and learning; how to plan lessons, and how to make most use of the laboratory and the outdoors to teach effectively.

Key benefits

- Our physics tutors and maths tutors all have experience of teaching in London schools.

- All tutors are actively engaged in education research and this informs our course.

- The PGCE Programme was rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted in 2010.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/pgce-physics-with-mathematics.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

Our programme combines the theory and practice of education which is why you spend 60 days at university and 120 days in schools. Our course is research-led and you will develop your knowledge of how pupils learn; how assessment can improve teaching and learning; how to plan lessons, and how to make most use of the laboratory and the outdoors to teach effectively.

There are two blocks of school experience, one starting in the autumn and the other in the spring. You will spend time observing other teachers and their classes before beginning to teach yourself. You will teach more during the second school experience than you will in the first one. During the year you will also spend time in two primary schools so that you can see what pupils experience before they arrive in secondary school.

You will spend some of your time in college working in a group with other physics with maths trainees. You will also spend some time working with students from other subjects ranging from ICT to Classics.

- Course purpose -

The aim of our programme is to make you an effective teacher of physics and to help you develop high professional standards. You will also gain some knowledge and experience of teaching maths. Our course is designed to prepare you to work in secondary schools teaching physics to students from ages 11-18, as well as teaching maths.

- Course format and assessment -

The 45-credit honours-level module will be assessed by a combination of a written portfolio (equivalent to 8,000 words) and assessment of your teaching practice against the teaching standards as set out by the government’s Department for Education. Progress in meeting the teaching standards will be monitored through three progress reports that will be completed by staff at the placement school.

The 30-credit master’s-level modules will each be assessed by an 8,000-word written assignment.

The 15-credit honours-level module will be assessed by a 4,000-word written assignment.

Career prospects

The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education: many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection service.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Physics with Mathematics) PGCE page on the King’s College London website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

Our PGCE programmes all require a minimum of:Bachelor's degree with at least 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) usually in the subject you wish to teach. Knowledge and understanding of the subject you intend to teach.GCSE grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification) in English language and Mathematics. Applicants without these English or mathematics qualifications at the time they apply may be considered, but they must obtain them, or pass an equivalent test set by King's, before the course starts. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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