Chemistry with Eastbourne Area School Direct Alliance Accredited provider: University of Sussex

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
September to June
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.willingdonschool.org.uk

About the course

This course is run at The Causeway School and trains candidates in KS3 & 4.

Candidates will be on a 50% timetable with 4 days in school and 1 day at Sussex University.

Candidates will be regularly watched by their mentor to ensure that they are succeeding on the course.

There will be a second, contrasting placement at a school which is mutually agreed.

Interview process

Candidates will be required to teach a small group of students for approximately 20 minutes, to judge their aptitude to teach. This will be followed by a formal interview.

How school placements work

The age range of students is 11 to 16 years

There will be an opportunity to gain experience of KS5

The candidate will have a total of two placements

The second placement is approx 6 weeks

Fees

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

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

Candidates must have 5 or more GCSEs in Grades A* to C (or equivalent), including Mathematics and English, and preferably a higher level honours degree in Science.

Personal qualities

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a passion for their subject and the development of young people. Candidates need to be well organised and willing to get fully involved in the life of the department and the school. They need to be creative, innovative and interested in all aspects of their subject and of pastoral care as a tutor.

Candidates must be willing to take risks in their teaching and be able to adapt to change and innovation.

Are you ready to take the challenge?

Other requirements

Successful completion of Skills tests

Satisfactorily pass DBS and Health checks

Contact details

Email
schooldirect@willingdonschool.org.uk
Telephone
01323485254
Website
http://www.willingdonschool.org.uk
Address
Broad Road
Lower Willingdon
Eastbourne

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: 1J5
  • Training programme code: 39JF

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
C The Causeway School Larkspur Drive, Eastbourne BN23 8EJ

Advice and support

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