University of Cumbria

University of Cumbria

Secondary Education (Physics)

With this teacher training course, you can specialise in physics, but you will also learn to teach biology and chemistry at secondary school level. Alongside excellent resources, we are proud of the high level of practical work in our course and we also give you opportunities to carry out research into the aspects of science teaching that capture your imagination.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree minimum class 2.2 or equivalent with 50 per cent relevant subject content in chosen teaching subject; applicants with less than 50 per cent relevant subject knowledge in their degree may wish to consider the Subject Knowledge Enhancement course followed by the PGCE; GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or above, or recognised equivalent qualifications; UK school experience, i.e. observation of secondary class in chosen subject specialism gained within last year.

Course modules

General teaching modules, include: Meeting young people�s needs within and beyond the curriculum; professional skills, knowledge and practice; curriculum development; classroom research for beginning teachers.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on presentations, written assignments, small-scale classroom research projects, assessment of in-school practice, portfolio of evidence of professional practices, self-assessment, peer assessment and formative assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 10,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster Campus Lancaster LA1 3JD North West
School Direct LA1 3JD

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Course Enquiry Centre
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0845 606 1144