As a Chemistry teacher, you’ll inspire a love of the study of matter and the properties and reactions of substances, helping students to understand the world around us.
On the Red Kite Secondary Chemistry course, you’ll work in schools with exceptional teachers to develop your subject knowledge in everything from particle theory and atomic structure to chemical changes, reactions and analysis. You’ll also spend time learning how to teach Biology and Physics to Key Stage 3, broadening your skill set to be able to teach secondary Science.
You’ll learn strategies which set the standard of work expected in the lesson, so you’ll be confident and ready for when you’re a NQT.
Short, medium and long-term learning plans are the key to great organisation, allowing you to focus on your students – you’ll learn how to develop these, plus what to include in lesson plans and the invaluable 5-minute lesson plan tool!
You’ll also enjoy spending a number of days dedicated to practising experiments that you’ll need to demonstrate in class.
By the end of the course, you will have worked in five different science departments, giving you access to a wide range of science specialists, and a fantastic opportunity to see the variety of schools that you may like to work in.
A tax-free bursary of £26,000 (or £28,000 scholarship) is available for trainee Chemistry teachers if you have a 1st, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD. You will also receive early-career payments of £2k each after tax, in your second, third and fourth years of teaching.
100% of Red Kite Secondary Chemistry trainees have found a teaching role on completing their Chemistry PGCE course.