Physics is the fundamental science. As a teacher of physics, you’ll inspire learners with knowledge of the laws governing our natural world and its place in the universe. From how we can harness and use energy, to the discovery and exploration of planets and stars, physics covers a range of applications of the relationships that have been discovered through experiment and calculation.
Teaching is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding careers you can pursue – providing the opportunity to shape the minds of tomorrow.
The course provides the theoretical and practical starting point to your teaching career. You'll acquire the skills, attitudes and competencies to communicate in the classroom.
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 from a range of subjects such as Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics, Optics, Mechanics, Dynamics, Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Astrophysics, Geophysics and Space Physics. 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.
4X42 (Gaelic Medium 4X82)
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences