The Science National Curriculum states that “Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all students should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, students should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.”

The Science programme is designed to enable you to teach, as a minimum, all the Science specified in the National Curriculum for Science at Key Stage 3, and your chosen Science specialism (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) at Key Stage 4 and at post-16. Trainees join the course with a variety of Science degrees and backgrounds. Few, if any, are confident from the start in all aspects of Science demanded by the National Curriculum or even by their own subject specialism. Early in the course you will complete a personal audit and begin an action plan to build on your subject knowledge, initially for KS3, then for GCSE and beyond.

You will be able to:


You must apply to join this course on the UCAS website. You will need to use the Provider Code S66 and the correct code for your chosen course:

Subject Code
Science: Biology CX11
Science: Chemistry F2X1
Science: Physics F3X2

For more information on the application process please click here.



Educated in New Zealand, I started my teaching career there. In the UK, I have taught Science and ICT to GCSE and Biology to A level, in schools in London, East Sussex and Devon. I was Head of Science at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy in Crediton (Devon) for 25 years. During my career I have trained, encouraged and nurtured PGCE students, Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) as well as more experienced teachers. I firmly believe that School Centred Initial Teacher Training (eg SWTT) is absolutely the best route to become a passionate, enthusiastic Science Teacher who can educate and inspire the next generation.