The Royal Greenwich Teaching School Alliance
Chemistry (25G6)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Greenwich
Financial support
Scholarship, bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020
Website
https://rgtsa.uk/teacher-training/

About the course

Chemistry: The challenge of being a chemistry teacher will have you finding creative and diverse ways to share your knowledge with young students.

Our Postgraduate/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is designed to prepare you to become a professional, competent and reflective secondary school teacher of science, with chemistry as a specialist subject. Your studies will focus on addressing the needs of pupils aged 11 to 16 and beyond.

As part of your PGCE, you will have the opportunity to gain 60 Master's level credits and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Our course has support from representatives at the Royal Society of Chemistry. They bring awareness to our student teachers of the vast amount of resources and help available in order to become a chemistry teacher. This includes free online continuing professional development (CPD) courses to support you in your career.

98% of students indicated that the programme prepared them for teaching learners across a range of abilities and 98% of students indicated that the programme helped them secure employment.

As part of your PGCE, you will have the opportunity to gain 60 Masters-level credits and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Interview process

Candidates must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Demonstrate a level of competence in Maths and English

Please see www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching for more information

How school placements work

Our one-year programme comprises of two elements: 60 days of university-based teaching and 120 days of school-based experience. Your practical teaching experience is gained in two main schools. Here you will be allocated subject-specialist mentors who will offer dedicated feedback and guidance. During both placements, you will have the opportunity to develop your science and biology teaching with the support of a specialist teacher.

Fees

The course fees for 2020/2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Bursaries and scholarships are available to trainees on a fee-based teacher training course in England that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. Availability is dependent on your highest relevant academic award and the subject in which you are training to teach. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO BURSERY FOR PE

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

  • a scholarship of £28,000
  • a bursary of £26,000

With a scholarship or bursary, you'll also get early career payments of £2,000 each in your second, third and fourth years of teaching (£3,000 in some areas of England).

To qualify for a scholarship you’ll need a degree of 2:1 or above in Chemistry or a related subject. For a bursary you’ll need a 2:2 or above in any subject.

You can’t claim both a bursary and a scholarship - you can only claim one.

Find out how to apply for a scholarship. You don’t need to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility for bursaries and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Applicants should have:

*A 2.2 or above in an honours degree in a relevant subject

Other requirements

Disclosure Barring Service

Please note that it is not possible to pay for the DBS application fee from your student support and you should therefore make provision for this cost as part of your financial planning prior to the start of your programme.

The information above is dependent on your status as a home, EU/EEA or overseas student and further eligibility applies. Make sure you are aware of the level of support you are eligible for before you apply for teacher training.

About the training provider

The Royal Greenwich Teaching School Alliance is committed to providing world-class support for schools in Greenwich and beyond.

We are an alliance of strong and innovative schools, highly focused local authority support and universities (including the University of Greenwich and Goldsmiths University), collaborating to deliver excellent teaching and embed outstanding practice at all levels.

his programme is led by Thomas Tallis secondary school, will run for 36 weeks, and is available to high-quality graduates. Successful completion will lead to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and the award of Qualified Teaching Status (QTS). The programme comprises two elements; university-based teaching (with either the University of Greenwich or Goldsmiths University) and school-based experience. Practical teaching experience is gained in two main schools, where student teachers are allocated subject-specialist mentors who offer feedback and guidance. During both placements there is the opportunity to develop your subject teaching, supported by specialist teachers. As well as covering all aspects of the National Curriculum and addressing all relevant government standards, this programme helps trainee teachers to develop as effective teachers. Sessions with our University Partners cover a range of topics, including planning lessons, assessment of pupils and classroom management.

We offer the following subjects: Biology, Maths, MFL, Chemistry, Art & Design, Drama, English & Media, Design Technology, P.E., Physics, and Music.

About the accredited body

University of Greenwich is committed to ensuring sustainability across all phases of teacher education. Located at the university's Avery Hill Campus, the university has been training teachers for over a century.

Our expert staff are active researchers as well as being trained teachers. During the programme, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will support your studies. Your tutor will be on hand to offer both personal career and academic guidance. Individual support and designated workshops are tailored to meet the needs of each of our individual students in order to ensure high quality outcomes.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome applications from students with additional needs for further details of support you can expect to receive please refer to:

https://www.gold.ac.uk/students/disability-support/

We welcome applications from students with additional needs for further details of support you can expect to receive please refer to: https://www.gold.ac.uk/students/disability-support/ .

Contact details

Email
shona_elliott@hotmail.com
Telephone
0208 856 0115
Website
https://rgtsa.uk/teacher-training/
Address
Kidbrooke Park Road
Kidbrooke
London
London
SE3 9PX

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 185
  • Training programme code: 25G6

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Location Vacancies Code
University of Greenwich
Mansion Site, Avery Hill Campus, Eltham, London SE9 2PQ
Yes 1

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