The support I received from my
subject mentor in school and my tutor
at university was excellent and really
helped me to see my potential.”
The programme develops trainees' school experiences in order to explore some of the wider concerns of Chemistry and Science teachers today, and provides opportunities to broaden professional experiences. There are sessions that are particularly important for Chemistry teachers: teaching the concept of acids and pH, elements, mixtures and compounds and exothermic and endothermic reactions.
An effective Chemistry teacher must also develop his/her pedagogical subject knowledge specifically related to teaching Chemistry: for example, the effective use of practical work in Chemistry, the teaching and learning of key Chemistry ideas, and the teaching and learning of Chemistry beyond the classroom. Sessions are provided that focus on these areas for Chemists as well as other sessions in the other two Sciences. Subject knowledge is provided via a peer teaching programme.
Trainees come to the course with a wide range of qualifications, employment backgrounds and interests. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to work collaboratively, sharing this wealth of experience, knowledge and technical expertise.
All applicants must have an honours degree with least 50% of the qualification being relevant Chemistry at 2.2 or above. Examples of such degrees include Chemistry, Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry or Biochemistry.