Science 11-18

This  GUTP Science PGCE prepares trainees to teach either Biology, Chemistry or Physics across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. In addition, all of our partner schools require teachers to teach general science up to GCSE level. There are Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses available for science for those wishing to improve or refresh their science knowledge. This course is carefully tailored to meet the Teachers’ Standards and includes training on:

  • The National Curriculum
  • GCSE and A level specifications
  • Lesson planning and teaching strategies Assessment Strategies
  • Classroom management
  • Ensuring pupil progress
  • Classroom management
  • Teacher and pupil use of the target language in the classroom
  • Fostering inter-cultural understanding
  • Use of ICT to enhance learning
  • Health and safety
  • Misconceptions in Science
  • Teaching Numeracy
  • Literacy in Science
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Data Logging
  • Managing Science Out of the classroom

Training for each subject is undertaken through a number of twilight sessions and subject training days held in the various schools throughout the academic year during the normal working week.

Support during the course

The Science PGCE is co-ordinated and managed by an experienced science teacher from one of our partner schools ensuring that your training is up-to-date and relevant to schools. This ensures you the best start in your teaching career. You will also have a dedicated School Based Tutor on both your school placements and a dedicated Link Director. These key staff are there to support and guide you through the course and into your NQT year.

Entry requirements

Potential Associate Teachers will need a relevant degree and grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English (this would equate to a grade 4 or above for the new GCSE). Relevant experience working in the science field may be considered.

Pre-course reading

Exam boards used by the schools in which Associate Teachers train include AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJE. Click on the links below to access these sites.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like further information.

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Contact Information

The Grand Union Teacher Training Partnership

c/o Sponne School

Brackley Road

Towcester

Northamptonshire

NN12 6DJ

Tel: 01327 350284 ext 253

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