The Programme aims to develop confident, reflective practitioners who are willing to critically evaluate and develop their own practice in the light of experience, research evidence and current educational thinking. The programme will equip trainees with the pedagogical subject knowledge required to enter the teaching profession.
The programme covers a range of sessions and focuses on the new Teachers’ Standards as well as subject specific areas for each key stage. The course allows trainees to meet the required Standards for the programme using a diverse range of classroom based development opportunities embracing secondary, sixth form and special or alternative education provision. Trainees will follow the course developing subject knowledge characterised by the development of theoretical application and understanding of learning, followed by practical development, followed by reflection and further research.
The aim of this course is to train you to be an PHYSICS teacher. The PHYSICS subject specific sessions will be taught predominantly at Bluecoat SCITT Alliance Nottingham.
The course materials aim to:
- Fulfil and support the general aims of the Bluecoat SCITT Alliance Nottingham ITT Programme as set out in the submitted scheme;
- Develop competencies specific to the teaching of PHYSICS according to the National Curriculum, National Strategy and to the standards laid down by the National College.
- Ensure that trainees are competent professionals and effective teachers of PHYSICS.
- Encourage an enthusiasm for PHYSICS education.
- Encourage trainees to elicit an enthusiasm for PHYSICS in their students.
- Encourage trainees to challenge pupils and to meet their individual needs through personalisation.
What is Physics?
PHYSICS is an intriguing and fascinating subject that covers an enormous range of topics. It is a subject that attracts people with a curious mind and who are keen to share this with young people, teaching PHYSICS is a very rewarding career choice.
PHYSICS is all around us every day. We can look up into the sky at night and be reminded of physics; simply turning on a light involves PHYSICS and reminds us PHYSICS is everywhere! This is why we need to highlight to young people; that PHYSICS is hugely relevant to everybody, everywhere.
At schools within the Bluecoat Academies trust PHYSICS is taught at KS3 as part of a combined curriculum using topic based units that link key ideas from the 3 sciences. At GCSE PHYSICS is taught as part of core and additional GCSE science. At KS5, PHYSICS is offered as an A level or as part of the BTEC level 3 general science courses that are available.