Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Secondary Education (Science with Chemistry)

Training is provided for the 11-16 age range with qualification at the conclusion of the course at 11-16; trainees develop their knowledge and understanding of the science curriculum through conducting research assignments and lesson observations; successful completion of this course leads to qualified teacher status (QTS) and a PGCE with up to 60 Masters level credits.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2ii or above and preferably single honours) with a significant proportion of Chemistry: GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) English and Mathematics.To have passed the Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy.

Course modules

The Provider-led PGCE courses are structured into 3 stages. During Stage 1 trainees are based in both the university and in partnership schools. Centre-based training focuses on subject teaching, planning and classroom management. Schools provide opportunities to observe, support and teach. Stages 2 and 3 are school-based teaching placements with trainees teaching a 30-70 per cent timetable. Training is individualised to needs, with school-based tutors and a University Link Tutor supporting your progress.

Assessment methods

During Stage 1 knowledge and understanding is assessed by focussed written assignments. During Stages 2 and 3 progress against the Teachers� Standards is assessed by observing performance as a teacher in schools. Classroom teachers evaluate lesson plans, observe lessons and review marking. Self-review and attendance at training activities support development.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 37 weeks
PGCE (professional) Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 37 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leeds Trinity University Leeds LS18 5HD Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0113 283 7123