The Secondary PGCE - 2016/17 entry
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Welcome to the Secondary Science Page

I have included here a range of material to get you to begin to engage with the issues that underpin the PGCE Science programme at Hull.
Janet Gibbs - PGCE Science Method Leader

Introduction Reading

The books are just an introduction for you to dip into – they cover all areas of science teaching, some have subject specific sections, others concentrate on pedagogy.

Rosenblatt, LB., (2011), Rethinking the Way We Teach Science, Routledge
Wood-Robinson, V., (2006), ASE Guide to Science Education, Association for Science Education
Frost, J., (2010), Learning to Teach Science in Secondary Schools, (4th Edition), Routledge
Wellington, J. And Ireson, G.,  (2012), Science Learning, Science Teaching, (3rd Edition), Routledge

Subject Knowledge Development

I would advise you to begin developing your subject knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology (and maths, if you are a Physics with Maths trainee).  The best place to start is with Key Stage 3 (KS3) science book,  or if you prefer on-line materials,  then work through the BBC Bitesize Series:

which is also available for KS4 science and for mathematics.  The BBC web page also lists other materials you might like to investigate:

Also looking at the Examination Boards websites for GCSE specifications will help you target those areas of the curriculum that you need to develop:

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