Manchester Metropolitan University
Physics with Mathematics
Our PGCE Physics with Mathematics is aimed at students who show an aptitude in both subjects and who wish to combined the skills of two shortage areas. The course is delivered by both our Science and Mathematics faculties and, on successful completion, trainees will be able to teach Physics 11-19 and Mathematics to at least key stage 3. We particularly welcome applicants from a variety of Science and Engineering backgrounds who feel that they have the skills to inspire young people and teach successfully in a very important area of the curriculum. Trainees gain 60 Masters Level credits (1/3 of a Masters Degree) which can be used for progression to higher academic and professional awards. Applicants have the choice of university-based or school direct routes.
Applicants require a relevant degree (incorporating at least 50 per cent physics) at 2.2 or above, or equivalent; at least 2 weeks of experience in relevant school setting(s); GCSE English language and mathematics grades C or above; a pass in the Professional Skills tests in numeracy and literacy; an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and DfE Fitness to Teach test are also required.
Core units: practice credit 1 (induction phase); practice credit 2 (teaching placement block a: formation of personal practice); practice credit 3 (teaching placement block b: development of personal practice); practice credit 4 (enrichment phase); professional practice; subject pedagogy.
There are 2 elements of assessment: teaching, incorporating school experience files, that capture evidence of the range of your experiences, this element will be assessed by mentors and judged against the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status; written assignments, this element builds on the teaching experience and integrates theory with practice and observation. In addition, there are several course completion requirements: the record of professional development (a portfolio of evidence of personal and professional development); the career entry profile (completed at the point of becoming a newly qualified teacher and taken with students into their 1st post); satisfactory attendance and professional engagement with the course requirements.
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