Leeds Trinity University

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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.

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 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 details

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

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0113 283 7123