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In the modern world, science is essential for everyone. Physics is key to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of the universe.At UWTSD you will be based in the IQ building where you will learn alongside your fellow students in the field of Science and Technology. This course will prepare you to teach science to Y7 and Y8 pupils and to specialise in teaching Physics up to A-Level.Delivered in the Environmental Lab in the IQ Building, our secondary physics programme supports you in
In the modern world, science is essential for everyone. Physics is key to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of the universe.
At UWTSD you will be based in the IQ building where you will learn alongside your fellow students in the field of Science and Technology. This course will prepare you to teach science to Y7 and Y8 pupils and to specialise in teaching Physics up to A-Level.
Delivered in the Environmental Lab in the IQ Building, our secondary physics programme supports you in using your passion and expertise for physics to inspire young people and complement their natural curiosity.
If you are trained as an engineer (for example mechanical, electrical and others) you can use your knowledge and practical experiences to inspire the next generation of engineers and help address the UK’s growing need for engineering talent. A child’s first insight into engineering could well be in the physics classroom and that is where talented teachers such as YOU can make a difference! If you prefer more practical opportunities, you could look at our course, PGCE Secondary Design and Technology with QTS.
For Maths graduates who want an alternative to teaching Maths why not consider teaching Physics? If you like being hands-on, we promise you’ll have so much fun teaching a practical subject. You will also be working alongside computer scientists in the Science and Technology area of learning.
Physics teaching is diverse and uses every skill you have to give. Schools need more specialist physics teachers than ever before therefore employability in your chosen location and promotional prospects are excellent.
The programme offers 60 credits at Masters level and 60 credits at Graduate Level. These are awarded on successful completion of module assessments which include:
All assessments are closely linked to practice and are designed to offer you the opportunity to develop teaching and learning that has a positive impact on children and young people.
Yr Athrofa has excellent graduate employment rates with 99% of graduates going into employment or further study.
Many schools and college departments, both locally and nationally, are staffed with several of our teachers and many have gone on to forge successful teaching careers at strategic, professional and management levels at home and abroad.
Our PGCE graduates usually remain in close touch with Yr Athrofa as they make their careers in the teaching profession and they often become subject mentors on the programme. This creates a very strong, sustainable professional network of teachers, which is a rich source of continuing professional development.
Recently our PGCE Art and Design graduates have gone on to work as Secondary Teachers in many independent and state schools in Wales, England and abroad including (but not limited) to: Judgemeadow Community College (Leicestershire), Cwmafan Junior School (Port Talbot), Howard School (Rainham, Kent), Amman Valley School (Ammanford), Bridgend County Borough Council, Olchfa Comprehensive School (Swansea), Livanhoe College (Ashby de la Zouch), Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera (Ystalyfera).
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining in 2013, created the university people we know today.
As a result of these mergers, UWTSD has its three main campuses in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea. The university now also has a campus in London. In addition to that, there are UWTSD learning centres in Cardiff and Birmingham.