Secondary Education (Physics)
Trainee teachers are based in schools for the equivalent of 26 weeks. This involves periods of both classroom teaching and school-based activities under the guidance of both school mentors and university tutors. This course leads to qualified teacher status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.
Relevant Honours degree or equivalent, A-level or equivalent in the 2nd subject to be taught if relevant, and GCSE grade C English language and mathematics or equivalent. Applicants must meet the National Assembly of Wales requirements for health and physical capacity to teach. Recent experience of working with children or young people is considered valuable.
Through a mixture of workshops, seminars, and visits students gain practical advice and help on how to manage science lessons in the laboratory; information about the National Curriculum and its influence on science teaching; the chance to learn about the way pupils' understanding of science develops; ideas about how to teach particular topics; the chance to try out teaching methods and experiments; advice on safety in the laboratory and responsibilities as a teacher; experience in using information technology to aid and support learning.
A system of continuous assessment is employed. Students must satisfy their assessors in practical teaching. There are coursework assignments that have to be completed but there are no written examinations.
All PGCE Secondary trainee teachers are entitled to a training grant which is paid monthly from October to June during the training year; the grant for trainee teachers of physics is £9,000; in addition, those who qualify in, and go on to teach, physics will also be entitled to a £5,000 teaching grant.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bangor Campus||Bangor (Wales)||LL57 2DG||Wales|
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