University of Bedfordshire
Secondary Education (Chemistry)
The enhanced chemistry course is aimed at candidates who want to train as teachers of science but do not have sufficient knowledge and understanding of chemistry to allow them to teach the subject confidently; for example, candidates may have a science degree with only some relevance to chemistry or have used chemistry in their workplace; the course consists of 12 hours in university and 12 hours independent study per week; on successful completion of this course, participants follow their chosen programme of Initial Teacher Training. It is expected that by the end of the course students have secure knowledge and understanding of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and some aspects of core Advanced level chemistry and be committed to teaching chemistry as their specialist science.
All applicants must have a confirmed offer of a place on a PGCE, GTP or SCITT programme with a recognised provider of Initial Teacher Training in England by the start of the course. For those applying to the University's own secondary science PGCE, candidates must possess a good Honours degree in a science-based subject. GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics is also required. Recent and relevant experience of working with children, preferably in a mainstream UK school is desirable as well as interview and Criminal Records Bureau check (CRB).
Atomic structure and bonding; periodicity, metals and non metals; acids, bases and salts; chemical kinetics and energetics; organic chemistry and spectroscopy.
Students complete 6 assignments which are presented in a variety of formats. There are no formal examinations.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Enhancement Course||Full-time||£ 3,375 per Academic year (home fees)||24 weeks|
|Enhancement Course||Full-time||£ 9,650 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 weeks|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bedford Campus||Bedford||MK41 9EA||South East|
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