University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Secondary Education (Science: Chemistry)

The chemistry course concentrates on the development of a wide range of skills required for teaching chemistry or science up to A-level; there is an emphasis on participation, planning and practical work; the course includes the management of laboratory-based lessons, techniques of assessment, work with new technology and how to organise extra curricular chemistry sessions.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in chemistry or associated subject, and GCSE grade C (minimum) or equivalent in English language and mathematics; it is expected that all applicants for a PGCE course have undertaken at least 5-10 days recent work experience or observation in a mainstream UK state school, working alongside children within the appropriate age ranges for their course choice, and be able to draw on this experience in their application.

Course modules

Subject teaching: focusing on the curriculum, principles and practice of teaching the subject; professional studies: the professional role of the teacher and aspects of teaching which are relevant to the whole school; professional placement: 24 weeks spread across 3 terms; trainees are placed in at least 2 contrasting partnership secondary schools, gradually taking on more responsibility for class teaching as the year progresses.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Education
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01223 767674