University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Secondary Education (Science: Chemistry)

The course is suitable for applicants with an interest in all aspects of science; but in particular the chemical and material world and enjoy investigating this in a practical setting. The course looks at the key ideas which underpin the teaching of science in schools today and the way childrens understanding of concepts develops; routes allowing a main specialism are offered from biology, chemistry, physics or science (which includes earth and environmental science) for key stage 4 teaching each requiring applicants to demonstrate particular capability in that area with relevant post 16 qualifications; however all science teachers need to show a willingness to contribute significantly to subject teaching outside this specialism; you will not necessarily be expected to enter the course with an expert knowledge of all areas; therefore top up courses are available through the university during the course.

Entry requirements

A degree in a strand of science or applied science, with 60 percent of the content in a relevant National Curriculum science area (from life processes and living things; materials and their properties; physical processes); ability to demonstrate a high level of competence and confidence in your own scientific subject knowledge across the sciences; recent experience of shadowing teachers in a science department in a secondary school; GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Once your application has been forwarded to subject staff, your suitability is individually assessed; if you appear suitable, you will be offered an interview where you are required to sit a short subject specific interview/examination.

Course modules

Over the 1 year course, you undertake 2 periods of university based learning at Walsall Campus, and you spend at least 120 days divided between 2 different schools; a university tutor is available to assist you throughout your training, and every effort is made to ensure you have a high quality school placement, where you can learn from experienced teachers; all course modules provide examples of good practice in teaching which you will reflect upon as you develop your own teaching style.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,050 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
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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