University of Chichester

University of Chichester

Secondary Education (Science with Physics)

The science route is designed to equip students to teach national curriculum science at key stage 3. At key stage 4 and A-Level students concentrate on their subject specialism (biology, chemistry or physics). The subject specific element of the course is delivered at a partner school and is complemented by a professional studies programme, which is based at our Bognor Regis campus.

Entry requirements

Normally candidates have an Honours degree at 2.2 or above in a subject where the content is at least 50 percent science. The course co-ordinator welcomes contact from applicants who would like to discuss the suitability of their degree and their specialist options. There are various subject knowledge enhancement courses available for students who need to improve their subject knowledge in specific areas. These can also be discussed, either before application or at interview. All candidates must have achieved grade C or above in GCSE English and maths. Some experience of observation in school and the ability to reflect on this are highly desirable. Interviews usually take place at a partner school and include a presentation to pupils. All successful applicants will have to obtain an enhanced clearing from the disclosure and barring service (DBS) and complete a satisfactory medical declaration before commencement of the course.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed through observation during teaching placements and written assignments. To gain a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) students need to complete 3 assignments of 4,000 words at FHEQ level 7 (Masters), and 2 blocks of school experience.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bognor Regis Campus Bognor Regis PO21 1HR South East

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Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01243 816002