Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Secondary Education (Science Chemistry, 11-16)

The course equips students with a range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a teacher of chemistry. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as equipping students with the skills and knowledge required to become a competent and assured secondary school teacher, with sufficient subject knowledge to not only teach across the science disciplines at key stage 3, but also contribute outside a specialist subject at key stage 4. Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS).

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in a relevant area; GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or equivalent; satisfactory levels of information and communications technology competence and an appropriate range of practical skills related to applicants� specialist subject; a demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area, for example: time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience; candidates take professional skills tests in literacy and numeracy. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure.

Course modules

Developing subject knowledge and pedagogy in science (specialism); planning for effective teaching and learning in science (specialism); research and practice in science education (biology, chemistry or physics); reflective professional practice; professional practice 1; professional practice 2; professional practice 1A; professional practice 1B; professional practice 2.

Assessment methods

A combination of coursework and observed classroom experience.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01695 575171