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Birmingham City University: Secondary Science: Chemistry - PGCE

Institution Birmingham City University
Department School of Education and Social Work View department profile
Web www.bcu.ac.uk/hels
Email courseenquiries@bcu.ac.uk
Telephone 0121 331 6295
Study type Taught

Summary

Are you passionate about communicating the marvels of chemistry to young people? If so, our PGCE Secondary Chemistry is for you. Your skills and knowledge in chemistry are in demand to inspire young minds and meet the rising demand for GCSE and A Level Chemistry.

Our aim is to help you become a committed, confident and creative teacher so we’ll train you in the essential tools you need to kick-start your career in education. We’ll train you to teach across the years, covering topics from learning how to introduce students to atoms, elements and particles, to thermodynamics and inorganic chemistry. You’ll also learn how to demonstrate impressive chemical reactions safely!

As you progress, you’ll increase your ability to handle the ever-evolving teaching environment, and by the time your course is complete, you’ll be in a position to continue developing your understanding, knowledge and skills throughout your professional life.

Taught modules, assignments and School Based Training are structured around the development of your Progress Journal which demonstrates your progress against our ITE Core Curriculum. Our ambitious curriculum incorporates the ITT Core Content Framework (DfE, 2019) and the nationally agreed competences - the Teachers’ Standards, which all teachers must meet throughout their career.

The Progress Journal also maps your development as a subject specialist with reference to identified subject priorities appropriate to the needs of secondary teachers entering the profession. A system of continuous review and assessment of progress within the Progress Journal will support your growing ability to take responsibility for your own professional development and ensure that you approach QTS with a sound understanding of research-informed pedagogies and practices.

After interview you may be advised you need to take a funded Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course before you start your PGCE.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

Birmingham City University
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences

 

The Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences has a long and established history of delivering training for the education and healthcare sectors. The Faculty benefits from close links with local NHS Trusts and healthcare providers, as well as schools and colleges throughout the Midlands, which ensure that our students are at the heart of innovation and developments in the health, social care and education sectors.

We are committed to teaching quality and have been awarded the Skills for Health Quality Mark, in recognition of the high standard of learning …

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