Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Secondary Science

Train to become a secondary science teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) on a course designed to develop your enthusiasm, confidence and ability. Through a combination of university study and school placement, you gain the knowledge and skills to teach science to pupils of all abilities. Key points: gain professional experience on two school placements; develop as a practicing teacher with the help of a University-trained mentor; benefit from our strong links; with local secondary schools and colleges; apply for a bursary to help with your fees.

Entry requirements

All applicants need GCSE mathematics, science and English language at grade C or above (or equivalent). We consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs. Applicants must have a full science degree, which closely relates to the subject area of the PGCE. Applicants with a science-related degree or a degree in a different subject with science A levels may be eligible to apply for our subject knowledge enhancement course. Before applying, we normally expect applicants to have some voluntary work experience in a secondary classroom. We consider each application on its merits. Interviews are part of the selection process for this course. Applicants will be required to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Course modules

Developments in the secondary science curriculum, developing professional practice in science, developing critical reflection in science education, general professional studies, teaching placements in schools. We support your work in schools with a programme of preparation and mentoring. You experience various school placements, including two continuous blocks of time on teaching practice. These are in two different schools and usually require some travelling.

Assessment methods

Academic assignments including a practice-based research project, individual and group work, presentations and reports, preparing teaching materials and plans teaching practice. You must also successfully complete tests in numeracy, literacy and information and communication technology as designated by the Training and Development Agency for Schools.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Direct Admissions
Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555