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Physics with Balanced Science

Aberystwyth University

12 months
Duration
14000 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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About

The Physics with Balanced Science Postgrad. Cert. degree offered at Aberystwyth University aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become successful teachers who can develop learners' skills and understanding of Physics and its application. 

Overview

The Physics with Balanced Science Postgrad. Cert. degree offered at Aberystwyth University will train to teach ambitious, capable and confident learners who are informed and confident about the world beyond school. 

Together with your fellow students on the primary and other secondary programmes, you will study the principles of effective pedagogy, assessment, lesson and curriculum planning. You will participate actively in learning, contributing to seminars, delivering presentations and engaging critically with research. During the University sessions, you will plan and deliver micro-lessons in preparation for the practical element of the course.

You will study the curriculum for Physics as part of the Science and Technology Area of Learning and Experience, and you will collaborate with students in other subject areas to develop your practice in working across the curriculum. There will be focus on the teaching of Physics as part of the single and double award GCSEs and Physics A level.  All students in science subjects are trained to teach Balanced Science at Key Stage 3.

Assessment

Assessment on the course takes a range of forms including, for example: essays, reflective writing, presentations, lesson plans, action research project. There are no formal examinations. Assessment of practice takes place throughout all three placements on a continuous basis.

Cross-curriculum themes

All teachers are responsible for the teaching of the three cross-curriculum themes of literacy, numeracy and digital competence. Students will be supported in planning the delivery of literacy, numeracy and digital competence in the context of their own subject.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Effective Pedagogy
  • Evaluating Learning and Skills
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Knowledge
  • Professional Studies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree, at least 50% of which is Physics-related. We consider students with degrees in related subjects, for example, Engineering and Sports Sciences. There will be gaps in subject knowledge for all students and the course is designed to address this issue.
  • Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language. A grade B in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.
  • Copies of University transcripts (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Copies of Degree certificates (certified translated copies are required if original document is not in English or Welsh).
  • Personal statement within 1-2 A4 pages.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberystwyth

700 - 1300 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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