PGCE Secondary with Science
Our Secondary Science PGCE is run by a team of committed, passionate and experienced staff who offer a diverse range of expertise and a genuine conviction that our approach to teacher education is a great way to develop outstanding teachers. Staff have extensive school and university teaching experience, and are active in researching in and working with schools to push forward the frontiers of science education. We train you to be thoughtful, creative teachers who care about children’s development and their capacity to understand and use science in their everyday lives and future careers.
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Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum and science teaching offers many career opportunities. The main subject module centres on learning about the nature, content and teaching of all aspects of the science curriculum for 11-16 year olds.
Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Biology with Psychology teaching is chosen as a specialist subject for post-16 teaching. Development of subject and teaching knowledge and understanding is a priority and the team of science tutors includes specialists in biology, chemistry, physics and psychology teaching. Topics covered include: the aims of science teaching; the planning, preparation and evaluation of learning experiences for children of different ages and abilities; school laboratory management and the use of information and communications technologies to support science teaching and learning.