Christopher Harrison

PGCE Secondary Science (Chemistry) (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS

The PGCE is an intensive year but it is worth every minute. You emerge from it as a teacher with confidence and experience to teach anywhere.

“When choosing a University to train at Edge Hill really stood out to me, both for its reputation amongst teachers and for its campus location.

Recommending this PGCE is easy because the teaching staff are fantastic and the support they give you is excellent. Right from the start they are building your confidence and preparing you for your first time in front of a class. Throughout the course the opportunities to gain the best experiences are wide and varied, with staff able to draw upon and provide examples from their own teaching careers. They are always willing to help, from generating ideas for the classroom to support with writing job applications.

Although the course is very challenging it is also extremely rewarding and you learn a great deal along the way. It is satisfying seeing pupils develop and there’s a great sense of achievement that goes with seeing first-hand the progress they make. It really shows you how valuable a good and engaging education is for school children.

The PGCE is an intensive year but it is worth every minute. You emerge from it as a teacher with confidence and experience to teach anywhere and deal with anything. You also witness what a positive difference you can make to the lives of pupils each day.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for PGCE Secondary Science (Chemistry) (Age Phase 11-16) with QTS.