Leeds Trinity University
Secondary Education (Science with Physics)
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.
A good Honours degree (2.2 or above and preferably Single Honours) with a significant proportion of Physics GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) English and Mathematics. Applicants should have passed the Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. In addition to the above essential entry requirements, successful applicants also tend to have: grade C or above in advanced level (A level) study of Physics. Grade B or above in GCSE Science or Physics A levels and/or GCSE qualifications in one or 2 other Science subjects. A firm understanding of the nature, logic and methodology of Biology, Chemistry or Physics as a discipline with ability to analyse and discuss key concepts and theories. Recent experience of observing or assisting in the teaching of Science at an 11-18 High School N:B Third class degrees will be considered if relevant school-based voluntary or paid work experience has been gained. An offer of a place is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. Invitation to interview will also include a DBS Enhanced Disclosure application form to complete and bring with you. Payment will be requested after you�re offered a place via our online store. All entrants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses are required to be declared as �fit to train to teach�, and will be asked to complete a health assessment as part of the entry conditions to the programme.
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.
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 your development.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||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 name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Leeds Trinity University||Leeds||LS18 5HD||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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