Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Secondary Education (Physics with Mathematics, 11-19)

The course provides the academic, professional and vocational skills, knowledge, values and understanding to become a teacher of 2 distinct subjects, physics and mathematics. The programme includes the opportunity to observe and teach physics to 6th form students. There is a strong focus on subject knowledge, with intensive subject study sessions complemented by research informed pedagogy and 4 days per week of school based training. Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for qualified teacher status (QTS).

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in a physics, engineering, mathematical sciences or closely related subject such as energy science and technology, astronomy and space science or chemical physics. GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification). 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 physics with mathematics; planning for effective teaching and learning in physics with mathematics; research and practice in physics with mathematics; reflective professional practice; professional practice 1; professional practice 2; professional practice 1A; professional practice 1B; professional practice 2.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based around a portfolio of academic and professional assignments and activities that are completed throughout the year.


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

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