The programme combines the theory and practice of education which is why students spend 60 days in College and 120 days in schools. The course is research-led and you will develop your knowledge of how pupils learn; how assessment can improve teaching and learning; how to plan lessons, and how to make most use of the laboratory and the outdoors to teach effectively.
- Our Chemistry course, recently judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, is taught by one of the strongest team of science education tutors in the country.
- One reason that the PGCE was judged 'Outstanding' is the strong research base which informs the course. In the last Research Assessment Exercise, the Department was rated as one of the top three in the UK.
- We work in partnership with a wide range of schools in London and beyond, providing a unique opportunity to learn how to teach the full diversity of students.
- We focus on you as an individual: there are 7 tutorials with your personal tutor and weekly meetings with your school-based mentor. As a result more than 50 per cent of students are graded as 'outstanding' by their school-based mentors when they finish the course.
- We prepare students to teach outside the classroom: there is a residential field-trip and several other opportunities to make best use of what London has to offer the science teacher, from the South Bank to the Natural History Museum.
Professor Justin Dillon
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is the accreditation which enables individuals to teach in state-maintained and special schools in England and Wales, recognising the attainment of a formal set of skills and qualities candidates require to be effective teachers.
King's College London
Trainees reach Qualified Teacher Status and are awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, which gives 60 credits at M level. These can be put towards completing an MA with one further year of part-time study.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 120/ECTS 60 credits
36 weeks FT, September to end June.
College sessions at Waterloo Campus; teaching placement in schools in London and the Home Counties.
The majority of trainees go into teaching or other areas of education: many become heads of departments or members of senior management teams; some take up careers in educational administration in the advisory or inspection services.
Year of entry 2013