Middlesex University

PGCE Secondary Education Science with Chemistry

Middlesex University
In London

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Typology Postgraduate
Location London
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • Postgraduate
  • London
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Chemistry's importance can be seen all around us, every day. But with a shortage of good chemistry teachers in the UK, there is a serious demand for talented individuals to transfer their skills to science education. Possessing charisma, empathy and scientific knowledge, you will be required to communicate chemistry's key elements to pupils of all abilities and backgrounds.

Why study PGCE Secondary Education Science with Chemistry at Middlesex University?

A one year full time course, PGCE Secondary Education Science with Chemistry enables you to meet the national standards for the award of qualified teacher status. Teaching science at Key Stages 3 requires competence across the entire range of the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science.

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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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· Requirements

Entry requirements UK & EU International How to apply Qualifications You need at least a 2.2 or higher honours degree in a subject relevant to your chosen subject area You must have GCSE grade C / grade 4 or above in English and Maths or be retaking them this year. We also accept the equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider. We cannot accept functional skills or key skills or IELTS. Further requirements The following requirements are set out in the Initial Teacher Training Criteria 2012 document. You must have: an interview....

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Jahnvi Manzi
4.5 06/07/2015
What I would highlight: Middlesex brought me a set of skills you might not consider when starting teacher training. The PGCE is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but there’s an array of staff to talk to.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

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What will you study on the PGCE Secondary Education Science with Chemistry?

At the start of the course you will be shown how to audit your subject knowledge across the curriculum and you will develop an action plan to address gaps in subject knowledge. You will analyse research data and critically evaluate how research has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of how to teach your subject effectively.You will analyse research data and critically evaluate how research has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of how to teach your subject effectively.

For the major curriculum assignment you will develop original teaching resources and creative ideas in order to revise an existing scheme of learning in the placement school. You will be required to analyse the planning of a sequence of lessons, showing how they draw on reading and study to develop effective teaching and assessment in chemistry and how the school context affected your decisions.

What will you gain?

In addition to developing the knowledge and skills required to teach your chosen subject, you will be able to identify and evaluate effective strategies for assessing children's learning through formative and summative assessment strategies. You will critically evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of resources and your own lesson plans. You will also understand the importance of literacy, numeracy and ICT in delivering an effective, all-round curriculum.

  • Modules
    • School-Based Training 1 (20 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to prepare students during their first school experience. It develops their preparation skills and enables collaboration with their fellow students, subject mentors, and professional coordinating mentors. Students learn to address and meet the expectations specified by the statutory teaching standards. The school-based element of this module lasts for approximately 50 days.

    • School-Based Training 2 (40 Credits) – Compulsory

      This module encourages students to build on the experience gained in School Experience 1. It aims to provide an extended, individual school experience across the age ranges 11-16, 11-18 or 14-19. Students undertake 74 days of teaching across a six-month period, so that they can address the standards specified by the Teachers' Standards.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.