Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Secondary Education (Chemistry with Balanced Science)

This course consists of school experience, which is in 2 different schools; trainee involvement in teaching builds up gradually, from observation and supported teaching initially, to solo teaching for 1/2 a timetable, or more, by the end of the year; trainees have mentors within the school, who can instruct in educational and professional matters generally; students also have 1 tutor within the Department who acts as pastoral tutor to each school to advise on non-subject-specific difficulties; successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

Initial degree in science with major component chemistry, and GCSE grade B or above in English Language and Mathematics; experience of working with children an advantage.

Course modules

Educational and professional studies course; 1 option from: English at KS3, Welsh at KS3, history at KS3, geography at KS3, drama, special educational needs, and games teaching.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: Continuous assessment by school mentors and tutors, and fulfilment of the attendance requirements of the course; written assignments; classroom assessments; self assessments.

Sponsorship information

Students may be eligible for a teaching grant of �9,000; these grants are available to all eligible European Union residents.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 8,695 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Llanbadarn Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3RJ Wales

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