As a teacher of chemistry, you’ll transform your existing knowledge of how matter works into a format which can be understood by, and spark the interest of secondary school pupils. You’ll also train to teach general science, comprising of physics, biology and chemistry, to lower school pupils.
One of the highlights of the PGDE course for many student teachers is attending the residential Scottish Universities’ Science School (SUSS) where you will meet the student teachers of science from the other Scottish Universities. SUSS offers an excellent opportunity to begin networking with other future science teachers.
You'll spend 18 weeks of the course on placement in a school within Scotland. You'll be continually assessed while there to show you meet the requirements for the Standards for Provisional Registration.
You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points relevant to the teaching qualification, including organic, physical and inorganic chemistry. 40 of the credit points must have been studied at SCQF Level 8 or above. You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.
As well as academic qualifications, you will need to demonstrate that you have experience of working with children in a secondary school setting or related context and an understanding of modern secondary education.
You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences