About the course
Train to blow some minds by teaching one of the most exciting subjects on any curriculum. This course teaches you how to plan lessons, organise safe investigations, meet the needs of all pupils, manage the learning environment and undertake assessments. There are plenty of opportunities to carry out practical work in our spacious school laboratory.
In the first part of the course, the emphasis is on science in the national curriculum. In the later stages, you’ll develop your Key Stage 5 teaching with specialist tutors - learning how to challenge and motivate the range of learners staying on in schools and colleges.
Hull is one of the few universities in the country to provide the option of including your PGCE year as the first year of study for an MA in Educational Studies. You can then complete the MA part time over the following three years, developing your professional expertise and career prospects.
Employment opportunities are very good, since science is a shortage subject both nationally and locally. Hull, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire prove to popular destinations for our trainees, and you’ll most likely bump into some of our former students on your teaching practices.
We work with a range of schools over a wide geographic area, so you'll gain experience in different settings. Staff in the school will support you throughout your placement.
You'll spend a total of 120 days in schools during the programme, supported by school mentors, class teachers and University-based tutors.