Chemistry with St Marys Menston Accredited provider: Leeds SCITT

Course offered
PGCE with QTS full time
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
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.stmarysmenston.org/teacher-training-and-development

About the course

School Centred Initial Teacher Training Science courses are ideal for any graduate who wishes to complete their teacher training within a school environment. The school centred approach allows our trainees to immediately blend their developing subject knowledge and understanding of pedagogy with their first-hand school experience.

If you are passionate about working within a teaching environment and eager to develop your confidence and understanding as a teacher, a School Centred Initial Teacher Training course is a fantastic choice for you.

The Science SCITT courses are full PGCE courses, with trainees spending more time training in secondary schools than on traditional PGCE routes.

Interview process

If you are invited to an interview, you will receive an email from us that explains everything you need to know about your interview. This includes the date, time and the location, as well as what to prepare beforehand and what will happen on the day, so it’s really important to read this email very carefully. As well as having your invite sent by email, you will be notified through UCAS Track if you’ve been invited to an Interview Day.

Your interview will take place in one of the Leeds SCITT schools.

How school placements work

The first stage of your training is based predominantly in the lead school for your subject. This school has a specialism in your subject area and the lead tutors are subject experts who are also outstanding teachers and trainers. Each school has dedicated training areas so that your training consists of quality time with your tutors.

The initial training is focused on subject pedagogy;

• How highly effective planning leads to successful outcomes in the classroom;

• How you can ensure pupils make good progress in their learning;

• How you can assess learning to inform next steps and strategies to support highly skilled differentiation.

You will be immersed in the school environment from week 1 and you will be seen as a professional by school staff, pupils and parents. This allows you to take the theory, thinking and research and see / implement this in the classroom, ensuring you develop your ‘teacher’ persona as quickly as possible.

The second stage of the course is a full-time placement in a partnership school with some core development days at your lead school and LTU.

During this stage you will have a dedicated subject mentor who will observe you teach, support you with your planning and developing your subject knowledge for teaching. They will be your first port of call during this stage of training when you establish yourself in the classroom as the teacher.

The third stage of the course is a full-time placement in a contrasting partnership school, again with some core development

Finally, in the last two weeks of the training year, you will have the opportunity to undertake an enrichment and enhancement placement or experiences. What this looks like is entirely different for each trainee as this is a time to pursue an interest, an additional subject, teaching in a SEND school, organising out of school learning and many more options!

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

UK & EU Students:

Leeds Trinity postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) tuition fees are £9,250 in 2019-2020. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

You will not have to pay these fees upfront. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees from the government.

UK students on non-salaried places studying full-time can apply for a package of maintenance funding from the government to help with general living costs and additional funding if you have children and/or a disability.

English and EU students can apply and find out more information at www.gov.uk/studentfinance. This website also has a calculator which gives you an estimate of what you will receive.

Financial support

You could be eligible for either:

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

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 how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

An honours degree at a classification of 2:2 or above (if you are in your final year at University you should have a 2:2 or above as a predicted grade).

Your degree should be relevant to the subject of Biology, Chemistry or Physics, but if your degree is not directly related to this subject, we will look at your A-level qualifications.

GCSE Grade C (or 4) English and Mathematics

A pass in each of the Professional Skills Tests

Personal qualities

What we see in successful applications and interviews

People who:

• Have a proactive and reflective approach to their own development

• Genuinely desire to support young people and help them succeed

• Have good interpersonal skills

• Are friendly and engage with young people

• Have a great love and enthusiasm for their subject

• Are organised and can manage time and competing priorities

• Are innovative and willing to try new ideas

Contact details

Email
r.wayman@stmarysmenston.org
Telephone
01943 883000
Website
http://www.stmarysmenston.org/teacher-training-and-development
Address
Bradford Road
Menston
Ilkley
Leeds

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: 1AA
  • Training programme code: 2Q3J

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location and give the relevant training location code.

Code Name Address
- Main Site Bradford Road, Menston, Ilkley LS29 6AE

Advice and support

For questions about this course you should contact the training provider using the contact details above.

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