University of East Anglia UEA

University of East Anglia UEA

Science (Subject Knowledge Enhancement)

Participants begin the course by undertaking a comprehensive subject knowledge audit to assess their individual needs; this is followed by a planned series of taught sessions, seminars and individual work tailored to the needs of the group to enable students to meet their own personal targets; to ensure good progress is being made, these are monitored by the tutor and reviewed part way through the course and new or revised targets are identified upon discussion; taught sessions focus on the main areas of development identified; other needs are met via seminars, individual and group work and tutorials; participants have access to a variety of resources; as part of the course participants are expected to write up their own learning diary to demonstrate their progress to meeting their targets; opportunities for reflection on learning are built into the daily structure in the form of a final plenary session; students are also asked to complete a daily course evaluation sheet asking them to grade, on a 1 to 5 basis, the content, presentation and usefulness of different aspects of the day. Applications must be made direct to the provider.

Entry requirements

This information is for prospective teacher training students who have been advised to attend the science subject knowledge enhancement course in preparation for undertaking a PGCE in science.

Course modules

Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 science subject knowledge: electricity and magnetism; forces, motion and energy; the periodic table; atomic structure and bonding; quantitative chemistry, the mole, electrolysis; earth and space.

Assessment methods

Practical work; practical demonstrations; role play; problem solving; interactive teaching; peer tutoring; discussion; exposition and practice; use of information communication technology; seminars; workshops; self study and self assessment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Enhancement Course Full-time - 2 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ East of England

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