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1 Science Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses

2 Where? Physics Subject Knowledge Enhancement course at Plymouth University Chemistry Subject Knowledge Enhancement course at MarJons We work as a partnership with local PGCE providers.

3 Key characteristics - Physics Content covers scope of Physics A level and KS3/GCSE. Physics also strengthens key mathematics skills that underpin the A level. E.g. Calculus Physics runs from Sept (End of) – May (Start of) 14 units

4 Physics - How is it taught? Alongside Foundation Pathways in Technology Course (well established). Bespoke module Investigations in Modern Physics Students will study several topics appropriate to those wishing to be teachers of Physics. The specific contents may vary from year to year to reflect changes in the Modern Physics components for A- level and GCSE. Students will be required to present their work both orally and in appropriate written format.

5 Mathematical Methods MATH041 FOUNDATIONS FUNCTIONS CALCULUS ALGEBRA TRIGONOMETRY NUMERICAL METHODS TECHNOLOGY Applied Mathematics MATH042 MODELLING AND FORCES VECTORS IN MECHANICS KINEMATICS IN ONE AND TWO DIMENSIONS NEWTON'S LAWS MOMENTS MOMENTUM ENERGY MATHEMATICAL MODELS PROJECT WORK: application of modelling cycle in open- ended contexts; use of oral and textual reports. Physics TECH041 Basic principles of physics Waves Materials Thermodynamics Electricity and Electronics Electromagnetism Modern Physic Investigations in Modern Physics TECH045 Students will study several topics appropriate to those wishing to be teachers of Physics. The specific contents may vary from year to year to reflect changes in the Modern Physics components for A-level and GCSE. Students will be required to present their work both orally and in appropriate written format.

6 Timings - Physics Physics Mathematical Methods MATH041 (40 credits) Applied Mathematics MATH042 (20 credits) Physics TECH041 (40 credits) Investigations in Modern Physics TECH045 (20 credits) Total credits Normally, a 40 credit module means 6 hours of class contact each week, while a 20 or 10 credit module means 3 hours of class contact each week (a 10 credit module is only one term long). You can expect a total of around 18 hours of class contact time each week.

7 Physics Assessment MODULE CODE MODULE TITLE Coursework assignments In-class tests MATH041Mathematical Methods 40%60% MATH042Applied Mathematics 50% TECH041Fundamentals of Physics 50% TECH045Investigations in Modern Physics 100% For both chemistry and physics is a combination of in class tests and coursework (presentations & practical)

8 The Physics Programme Team Programme Leader - Mr Matthew Wharf Module Leader MATH041 - Mr Tony Watkins Module Leader MATH042 - Dr Stuart Rowlands Module Leader TECH041 - Dr Martin Lavelle Module Leader TECH045 - Prof D McMullan Programme Administrator - Deborah Branton Information

9 Key characteristics - Chemistry Content covers scope of Chemistry A level and KS3/GCSE. Chemistry runs from Jan – July 14 units

10 Chemistry - How is it taught? Teaching and learning will include a range of methods to enhance students knowledge of Chemistry including tutorials, practice tasks, written reports, investigations, collaborative projects and presentations.

11 Chemistry Course Modules Introduction to Chemistry History of Chemistry History of key chemists contributions to science Chemistry in relation to the Science curriculum Chemistry and sustainability Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Materials

12 Chemistry Assessment A portfolio of assessment will be produced by students which will indicate the breadth and depth of learning during the course. Each module will have its own final assessment which could be an examination, laboratory report, presentation, question paper or project

13 The Chemistry Programme Team Programme Leader: Dr Jasmin Chapman Chemistry Technician: Linda Wilday SKE Administrator: Marie Forster Web:

14 Who are they for? The courses are suitable for new graduates and those who are looking for a career change, with experience of the subject to at least A-level standard. This could be through holding an A/AS-level in the subject, having an element of it in your degree course and/or occupational experience of the subject. However, if you are a graduate and want to specialise in teaching Physics/Chemistry but do not meet all of these criteria then please enquire. Entry onto the course is conditional to the acceptance of an ITT course at the university or another ITT provider

15 Further info. Chemistry: Physics:


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