University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Secondary Education (Physics)

The course aims to produce high quality teachers of the sciences across the 11-18 age range who will not only become competent teachers but will quickly become innovative leaders in their field; students will gain expertise in the different strategies for teaching science, and will get insights into the way that pupils learn across the whole range of attainments, aptitudes and pupil differences; students will learn how to turn their own subject knowledge into a form that can be appreciated by pupils and will think critically about the aims and practicalities of teaching science in schools; to attain these goals, students work with each other, the University tutors and their mentors in schools as adult learners, motivated to take responsibility for their own learning; the learning is structured through workshops, seminars, discussions, focussed assignments, school-based activities and sympathetic, expert, supervision and support; the course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Entry requirements

Relevant degree and GCSE grade C or above, or equivalent, in English language and mathematics; Disclosure and Barring Service(DBS) enhanced disclosure.

Course modules

Topics include: Specialist studies in the principal subject area; core programme of activities related to cross-curricular whole-school topics such as: teaching and assessing the National Curriculum; the teacher�s pastoral role; inclusion; option modules include: additional learning needs; citizenship; drama; education in developing countries; workshops to support information and communication technology.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 13,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Oxford Oxford OX1 2JD South East

Key information

PGCE Course Secretary
Telephone number: 
01865 274020/179