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Extended PGCEs Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

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  • Objectives
    This extended programme is based upon an initial subject knowledge audit and is tailored to your individual training requirements to give you the background knowledge and confidence required to undertake a PGCE in Mathematics or Science.
  • Entry requirements
    If you have a non-science-related degree and want to train to be a teacher in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry, but feel as though you lack the required level of knowledge in your specialist subject to teach at secondary school level, this programme could be for you. For example, you might be a Biochemistry graduate who needs to focus on straight Chemistry in order to feel sufficiently prepared to teach Chemistry at Key Stage 3 and 4 or a qualified accountant wishing to teach Mathematics.
  • Academic Title
    Extended PGCEs Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • Course description
    What will I gain from this programme?

    Professional training, delivered to the highest of standards, to help develop your current subject knowledge and fast-track you onto a relevant PGCE.

    What will I study?

    You will start with an extensive subject knowledge and understanding audit, to identify your main subject strengths and areas for development, and enable your tutor to focus on your individual development needs. During nine to 12 months study on campus, you'll study from a choice of specialist subject modules.

    On completion pf this subject study, you will be able to proceed confidently onto your PGCE.

    How will I study?

    You will learn through your time in University and on placement. Learning activities include independent research, laboratory sessions, oral presentations, portfolio building, workshops and peer-teaching sessions.

    Who will be teaching me?

    You will be taught by a dedicated team of knowledgeable, experienced and supportive tutors who have the development of their trainees as a priority.

    How will I be assessed?

    The assessment for the modules is a process of reflection on the learning process - you will be given coursework and examinations to study and, through further supported work, will tackle these assignments over an extended period.

    Further study at Edge Hill University

    Successful completion of the subject study will enable you to progress directly onto the Secondary PGCE in Mathematics or Science at Edge Hill University.

    Teaching is a rewarding job and there are many ways in which you could progress in your career, either in the classroom or in a leadership role.

    As a teacher, you will be keen to build your skills as your career progresses. Edge Hill is the largest provider of Professional Development for teachers in the country. You could gain further qualifications through your work in schools and colleges, or through further in-depth study, such as the MA in Science Education. During your ITT programme, we will carefully prepare you for your NQT year by helping to identify your continuing training needs. Edge Hill's Professional Development team will continue to support you through your NQT year and be available throughout your teaching career.

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