Kingston University
Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Science (Physics) PGCE
Kingston University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Want to make a difference to the lives of young people in the classroom? Train to teach in one year with our PGCE Secondary course. This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence informed teacher.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • We were ranked 2nd for Education in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2022.

  • You will have personalised support from both University and partnership schools. Kingston's partnership schools offer excellent opportunities for practical learning and a range of exciting diverse experiences.

  • Our passionate team all have a rich background in teaching in London school settings, and are able to share both their theoretical and practical knowledge with you.

This course combines theory and practice of education to prepare you to teach your specialist science pathway in the 11-16 phase as well as being able to teach across all science subjects. During the course you will develop your knowledge of how pupils learn science, how to plan effective lessons and practicals; and how assessment can improve learning and teaching in science. You will develop as a reflective teacher who makes informed decisions about how to teach science.

You will develop your knowledge of learning and teaching science through research-led innovative practice that will model new approaches to learning and teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.0
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Science (Physics), PGCE, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE: Science (Physics) PGCE

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Kingston University in top UK and global rankings.

See all 24 university rankings of Kingston University

About Kingston University

Founded in 1899, Kingston University is located in the suburban town of Kingston upon Thames, London. The university’s four campuses can be found in and around the town centre, with a free shuttle bus helping students to get there. This university offers what they call Flexi-stay accommodation, which allows students to book rooms in their residence halls for periods in which they expect to be studying exceptionally hard.

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Student composition of Kingston University

undergraduates:
12155
postgraduates:
4525
Total:
16680
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Where is this programme taught

Kingston Hill
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