Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Secondary Education (Science with Physics specialism)

This course prepares students to teach throughout the 11�18 age range. During this intensive PGCE programme, two thirds of their time is based in schools. Training focuses on the development of the knowledge, skills and understanding expected of newly qualified teachers. Subject work undertaken in partnership schools is underpinned and extended by a linked programme of curriculum studies in the University. A process of reflective enquiry underpins the development of teaching skills, as well as forming the basis for the written work submitted. In order to be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) students must demonstrate compliance with all the specified standards, including successful completion of the National College for Teaching and Leadership's (NCTL) tests in numeracy and literacy.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 2.2 Honours degree or above, with at least 50 per cent of the degree in the subject that they intend to teach (closely related degree subjects may be accepted). Students also require GCSE or O level passes (Grades A�C) in English language and mathematics or equivalent before commencement of the PGCE course. It is also a requirement that students should have spent at least a few recent working days in a UK secondary classroom prior to application.

Sponsorship information

More information on tuition fee loans and training bursaries can be found on the Department for Education website.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 10 months
PGCE Full-time £ 12,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

PGCE Admissions Assistant
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6581