Kingston University

Kingston University

Secondary Education (Science, Chemistry)

The science specialist pathway has a very practical focus. It enables students to teach all 3 sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) up to key stage 3 and then chemistry to GCSE and in the 6th form. The course also aims to develop professional skills to help students gain employment in a secondary school and continue with professional development. 2/3 of course time is spent working in schools. The main emphasis is on planning work for pupils, planning for good discipline/control and developing skills as a teacher. Successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree relevant to chemistry (at least 50 per cent of the degree content needs to be relevant to chemistry). GCSE (A-C) in English language and mathematics; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kingston Hill Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB South East

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School of Education
Telephone number: 
020 8547 8145