“ I feel sorry for people who don’t understand anything about chemistry. They are missing out on an important source of happiness.”

Linus Pauling

The Promise
Leeds, Bradford, Hull and East Yorkshire Code

Course Information

All secondary trainees receive 2 hours of subject training per week, led by a highly experienced subject leader, who has a strong track-record of outstanding results in schools in the GORSE Academies Trust. This ensures that training is highly tailored to delivery to pupils in KS3, 4 and 5, and covers all areas of subject knowledge and disciplinary skills. We offer great insights into how outstanding schools operate and what we do as teachers to continue to inspire and encourage pupils in a love of chemistry. Our curriculum offer is highly extensive and unique in this regard.

Chemistry trainees will, alongside an excellent programme of chemistry training, also receive guidance on teaching physics and biology. This ensures that in any placement school you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to cover any subject in the science curriculum. This is because all schools will require chemistry teachers to teach biology and physics in combined science curricula. This strengthens your employability.

Moving into Term 3, you will receive chemistry-specific training in higher tier teaching of key stage 4 and 5 teaching. This will allow you to continue to enhance your pedagogy and subject knowledge to fully adapt your teaching to higher tier pupils and classes. This will also prepare you for any key stage 5 teaching you may move into or be involved in during your training year.

You will have access to high-quality materials that will allow you to develop your own interests and create your own approach to teaching. By working alongside colleagues in our high-performing partnership schools, you will receive the very best opportunity to deepen your confidence and develop your own identity as an outstanding chemistry teacher.

Applications for September 2024 are open now!

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