As a Physics teacher, you’ll inspire curiosity in how things work, encouraging students to question the physical world around us, and experiment to find the answers.
On the Red Kite Secondary Physics course, you’ll work in schools with exceptional teachers to develop your subject knowledge in everything from temperature and changes of state to electricity, forces and magnetism. You’ll also spend time learning how to teach Biology and Chemistry 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 and how to employ these in your placement schools, so you’re 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 Physics 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 Physics trainees have found a teaching role on completing their Physics PGCE course.