Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

Secondary Education (Physics 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

A single or joint Honours degree of grade 2.2 or above, at least 50 per cent of which is in a subject which is directly relevant to the teaching subject; grade B or above in GCSE English language and mathematics or equivalent; experience of working, in either a paid or voluntary capacity, with children or young people; interview.

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; in addition there are teaching grants (the golden hello) of �5,000; the golden hello becomes payable when students start their second year of teaching the subject they trained for, even if they teach in England.

Qualifications

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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