What makes studying a PGCE in Secondary Science: Physics at Worcester special?
Age phase: 11-16 with post-16 enhancement
Our PGCE in Secondary Physics places an emphasis on experiential learning. Trainees undertake a wide range of activities and then utilise the strategies and techniques to deliver this in the classroom. Ensuring each activity is directly transferable to secondary teaching helps trainees to develop their confidence in content delivery.
The course is enhanced by continued support from the scientific professional bodies; Royal Society of Biology, the Institute of Physics, The Royal Society of Chemistry as well as the Association of Science Education.
Scholarships of £30,000 and bursaries of £28,000 are available for trainee physics teachers (including non-UK citizens). See the DfE website for more details.
Non-UK trainee physics teachers may be eligible to receive both an international relocation payment and a bursary or scholarship. You cannot receive both a bursary and a scholarship. See the DfE website for more details.
As an international student, if you are eligible, you’ll receive a single international relocation payment of £10,000 from the Department for Education (DfE) around the end of your first term training in England. Find out more about Fees and financial support for non-UK trainee teachers of the DfE website.
We are proud that our Secondary PGCE was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in March 2023. Ofsted identified that:
‘Trainees benefit from an exceptional learning experience at the University of Worcester. This experience instils in them a deep-rooted commitment to making a difference to the lives of the children and young adults in the communities they serve.’
Placements, university sessions and mentors will support your development and our trainees are ‘exceptionally well-prepared for their first teaching post’ (Ofsted, 2023)