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PGCE Secondary (Science with Chemistry)

Postgraduate Certificate
12 months
Duration
12850 GBP/year
7350 GBP/year
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About

This PGCE Secondary (Science with Chemistry) course from Bishop Grosseteste University prepares you to teach Science, with an emphasis on Chemistry, in the 11-16 age ranges with opportunities to gain experience of teaching post-16.

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Overview

The PGCE Secondary (Science with Chemistry) course from Bishop Grosseteste University supports trainees to teach all of the Science subjects at KS3 and KS4 (GCSE) with post-16 enhancement in their specialist subject of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. There is a part-time option available. Trainees following this course are encouraged to explore a wide range of creative approaches to planning, teaching and evaluating Science lessons. The course is built upon principles of inclusion and diversity in teaching and learning for all pupils, whatever their potential and achievements. 

Throughout the course, trainees study different methods of assessment and how they support classroom learning and teaching; in particular, the role of formative assessment in the development of metacognitive skills. Outside speakers are invited in to supplement the University sessions, including from the ‘Institute of Physics’, the ‘Royal Society of Chemistry’ and the ‘Association for Science Education’. A visit to the National STEM Centre in York is also part of the course. 

Classroom practical work is encouraged and supported. In addition we are keen to introduce trainees to joys of learning outside of the classroom with learning visits to, for example, a local nature reserve and to Woolsthorpe Manor, the home where Sir Isaac Newton made so many of his wonderful scientific discoveries.

Careers & Further Study

Graduates of this course will generally go to posts in teaching or in other educational settings. Many continue to work in our partner schools and often eventually become mentors to our trainee teachers. BGU can help with your continued professional development (CPD) through the Masters’ programme and other CPD support.

Programme Structure

Delivery
  • This is a very practical course where you’ll spend at least two-thirds of your time in schools, mostly working with teachers and pupils, and around one third spent on your own study with training sessions in the university or locally to your school.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCSEs at grade 4 (previously C) or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics at the time of application. 
  • A relevant honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above; please see below for the degree subject requirements for individual specialisms. 
  • Experience – please see below information below
  • Declaration of Health
  • DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12850 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7350 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time Tuition Fee
  • Per 30 credit module: £1,225

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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PGCE Secondary (Science with Chemistry)
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