Physics Subject Knowledge Enhancement course

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Science Subject Knowledge
Enhancement courses
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.
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
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 Alevel and GCSE. Students will be required to present
their work both orally and in appropriate written
format.
Mathematical Methods
MATH041
Applied Mathematics MATH042
FOUNDATIONS
FUNCTIONS
CALCULUS
ALGEBRA
TRIGONOMETRY
NUMERICAL METHODS
TECHNOLOGY
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 openended contexts; use of oral and textual reports.
Physics TECH041
Investigations in Modern Physics TECH045
Basic principles of physics
Waves
Materials
Thermodynamics
Electricity and Electronics
Electromagnetism
Modern Physic
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.
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 - 120 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.
Physics Assessment
For both chemistry and
physics is a combination of
in class tests and
coursework (presentations
& practical)
MODULE CODE
MATH041
MATH042
TECH041
TECH045
MODULE
TITLE
Mathematical
Methods
Applied
Mathematics
Fundamentals
Physics
Investigations
Modern Physics
Coursework
assignments
40%
In-class
tests
60%
50%
50%
of 50%
50%
in 100%
The Physics Programme Team
Programme Leader - Mr Matthew Wharf
[email protected]
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
[email protected]
Key characteristics - Chemistry
• Content covers scope of Chemistry A level and
KS3/GCSE.
• Chemistry runs from Jan – July
• 14 units
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.
Chemistry Course Modules
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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
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
The Chemistry Programme Team
• Programme Leader: Dr Jasmin Chapman
• Chemistry Technician: Linda Wilday
• SKE Administrator: Marie Forster
• Email: [email protected]
• Web: www.ucpmarjon.ac.uk
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
Further info.
Chemistry: [email protected]
Physics: [email protected]

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