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The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Physics with Secondary Education (QTS)

Why choose this course?

The BSc (Hons) Physics with Secondary Education course provides a high standard of both physics subject content and pedagogical knowledge, in addition to preparing students to take up a physics teaching post in the secondary sector. The course reflects the specific and precise quality frameworks established by the relevant national government agency, and complies fully with the relevant teaching standards framework. It aims to foster an intellectual curiosity in the science underlying the nature and properties of matter and energy in conjunction with a desire to impart this curiosity to others. An underpinning knowledge base will be developed in the structure and behavior of the objects and technologies that surround us on a daily basis and you will explore key topics including mechanics, optics, electromagnetism—at both the classical and quantum level—and how these are articulated and combined together to give rise to the physics of the solid state. The degree program will be supported by strong foundation teaching in study skills, with additional instruction in mathematics and computing skills provided throughout the course. Practical work will be incorporated into each level of study to encourage an appreciation of the application of theory and all students will be given the opportunity to undertake their own education-based research project in physics in the final year of study. All students will produce a Physics Skills e-portfolio over the duration of their studies which will act as a showcase of their skills for future employers. The University of Wolverhampton Enterprise and Employability Award is embedded into the course, with all first year students completing the Bronze Award, the Silver Award being completed during your second year of study and the Gold Award completed during the final year.

The BSc (Hons) with Secondary Education is specifically designed to ensure that those who are successful can be recommended to the relevant professional body for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) – the recognised professional award required by all those who wish to teach in a maintained school. As a trainee you will learn how to teach physics to pupils in the 11-16 age range within the secondary age phase, with additional primary and post-16 enhancements. Trainee teachers who are recommended for the award of QTS will be well-placed to obtain employment in schools.

The course is designed to develop secondary school teachers who will be:

  • empathetic and committed to pupils’ learning;
  • reflective and reflexive;
  • enthusiastic and innovative;
  • open-minded and research-aware
  • capable of engaging in practitioner research
  • flexible and creative
  • knowledgeable – both in physics, mathematics and pedagogically
  • up-to-date with the most recent developments in a variety of fields of Physics

The course will also help a student to develop as a teacher who understands the link between subject knowledge and the curriculum knowledge needed to teach their subject. Equally we seek to develop teachers who understand the needs of the individual pupil and the school community in which they will work.

What happens on the course?

Level 4

  • Optics
  • Mathematics for Physicists
  • Mechanics
  • Electromagnetism I
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Scientific Computing

Level 5

  • Electromagnetism II
  • Thermodynamic and Statistical Physics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Numerical Methods
  • Subject Specific Pedagogy 1a: Exploring the Teaching of the Specialist Subject

Level 6

  • Research I
  • Professional Development 1: The Beginning Teacher
  • Professional Development: The Developing Teacher
  • Subject Specific Pedagogy: Investigating Practice

What skills will you gain?

For the award of an honours degree, you, the student, will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of physics and their principles.
  • Apply the principles of physics to solve problems using appropriate mathematical tools.
  • Establish an ability to use mathematical techniques and appropriate ICT packages/systems and analysis to model physical behaviour
  • Show competence in practical techniques associated with physics
  • Act independently, exercise initiative and act as a positive role model in a range of complex teaching and learning situations
  • Display the technical pedagogical and subject competence to meet the standards required to be recommended for QTS and to teach physics in secondary schools

Who accredits this course?

This course is subject to the relevant government agency documentation and requirements for initial teacher training that inform the management, structure and content of the course.

These are currently:

  • Department for Education (DfE)
  • National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
  • Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED)

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A level minimum of CCC to include Maths and Physics at grade C.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • GCSE English, Maths & Double Award Science grade C+/4 or above
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Pre-entry Professional Skills Tests

Applicants for initial teacher training (ITT) courses which begin in 2013/14 and beyond are required to have passed the skills tests before the start of the course, Further information is available via the following link:

You will not be eligible to register and take the tests until after you have submitted an application for an ITT programme. Those applicants who satisfy the above entry requirements AND who have passed both tests may be offered an interview before applicants who are still to complete the tests.

Those successful in the audits and at interview will be subsequently required to meet enhanced DBS checks, fitness to teach, medical check and prohibition order check requirements

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need an Occupational Health Check and a prohibition check prior to starting the course.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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