The course includes science and education based study to bring you up to degree level and increasing experience of teaching in schools from early on in the course. You study biology, chemistry and physics to prepare you to teach at Key Stages 3 and 4, and then go on to specialise in one science. You develop a deep understanding of the scientific content, typical misconceptions and the ways in which the subject can be effectively taught in schools. You also develop your skills in information communications technology, mathematics for scientists and the practicalities of teaching science in schools. During the first year of your course, you have some school experience that gradually builds your confidence to work with secondary pupils. Longer placements in the second year and your final year help you gain the teaching skills and experience you need to gain QTS. In total you spend at least 24 weeks in two or more schools refining your teaching and transforming your subject knowledge into sound education practice. We have strong partnerships with local and regional secondary schools to ensure that you receive high quality training. You may even find employment, as many of our trainees do, at one of your placements.