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Secondary Science with Chemistry PGCE with QTS

Course Description

If you've got an undergraduate degree and are passionate about training to become a secondary school chemistry teacher, then studying our PGCE Secondary Education with QTS (Science with Chemistry) could be for you. You'll develop your subject specialist knowledge alongside hands-on classroom experience.

A significant amount of your learning will take place whilst on placement within one of our partnership schools. You'll benefit from being able to observe experienced teachers, gain practical hands-on experience and mentoring to help you develop into an outstanding and successful teacher.

Chemistry is an exciting subject to teach and there are opportunities for well qualified chemistry teachers. It is a National Curriculum core subject and is taught throughout schools. The course will enable you to explore what it means to teach chemistry and develop ways in which you teach it. You will examine the best practice of chemistry teaching and use a range of teaching strategies to challenge and inform your students.

Successful completion of your PGCE course prepares you to start your first teaching year (NQT year) within a secondary school setting. Our course is designed to prepare you to teach pupils in the 11-16 age range with opportunities to develop a comprehensive understanding of progression at post 16.

Visit the Secondary Science with Chemistry PGCE with QTS page on the University of Huddersfield website for more details!

Entry Requirements

* A first degree at 2:2 or above in a relevant science subject.* Two science A levels at a minimum of grade C or equivalent.* A GCSE grade C pass or equivalent in Mathematics and English* The ability to speak, read and write well in English.* Criminal Records Bureau, General Teaching Council and medical checks.* These are the usual entry requirements; however those with different or older qualifications should not be deterred from applying as we welcome people from different backgrounds.* Trainees with appropriate industrial and/or commercial experience are encouraged to apply.

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