Physics with Buckingham Partnership

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
9 Months
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://www.bpscitt.uk

About the course

Our training is based at our premises at The Royal Latin School in Buckingham.

Our trainees attend bespoke training every Wednesday. During the rest of the week the trainees are based at their placement school.

We have over 60 partnership schools within our Partnership in Buckingham shire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire.

We work with a variety of Independent, Grammar, Comprehensive and special needs schools.

Interview process

On receipt and review of applications, we contact the applicant within two working days and offer an interview within 1 week.

Further information on interviews is sent to the applicants on offer of interview.

Interviewees are required to complete a short unplanned task, prepare a lesson plan and attend a formal interview.

How school placements work

We work closely with 60 partnership schools within the Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire area.

Our trainees are based at their main placement school from September - June. They do a second placement from January - February half term at a contrasting school. Both placements are arranged by the partnership in collaboration with the Trainees

We attempt to ensure that we match a trainee to a school within 45min of their home address.

Fees

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

GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above

Undergraduate degree

Successfully passed the skills tests by July 2019

About the training provider

Trainees are based in school from day one, learning alongside their Mentor in the classroom. Professional Studies training takes place weekly throughout the year at our dedicated SCITT training centre in the heart of the Royal Latin School.

Sessions are delivered by an expert range of speakers every Wednesday and Thursday in the first half term, followed by every Wednesday for the remainder of the course.

Sessions include: Behaviour management, lesson planning, safeguarding, time management and legal obligations of the teacher. We also offer bespoke SEN training, planned in collaboration with National and Local experts.​

Trainees have daily support from their Mentor, in addition, the Professional Tutor in school oversees their training needs and wider pastoral support. Every trainee is allocated a Quality Assurance Tutor who will visit them termly to monitor progress and ensure support is consistent and of the highest quality.

Training with disabilities and other needs

We work closely with all students that have both physical and mental health disabilities. A team of expert welfare specialists work along side us to support our trainees.

All trainees have direct access to the welfare specialists in addition to the support we offer within the Buckingham Partnership office.

We have had trainees with various disabilities and or specialist needs in the past and we pride ourselves in always working closely with them to be able to offer the best possible service.

Contact details

Email
lwhitty@royallatin.org
Telephone
01280827377
Website
http://www.bpscitt.uk
Address
The Buckingham Partnership
The Royal Latin School
Chandos Road
Buckingham

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: B71
  • Training programme code: QXXX

Choose a training location

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

Code Name Address
L The Royal Latin School Chandos Road, Buckingham MK18 1AX

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