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Secondary Science with Biology PGCE

Secondary Science with Biology PGCE

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Full time | University of Sussex | 10 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

10 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Biology (General) Teaching In Secondary Schools Sciences Teaching

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course prepares you to start your career as a new teacher and be successful. You’ll learn to teach in schools in East or West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Surrey, Hampshire, or Kent.

We will develop your skills as a reflective practitioner. We use an innovative range of assessment modes that enable you to succeed. School-led teacher education is run by experienced mentors and professional tutors. You will be supported by university tutors throughout the year.

We have an excellent record of graduate employment. Our employability records surpass national benchmarks.

We will make all reasonable efforts to provide the course as set out here. For the school-experience component of the PGCE, we will aim to find you a placement within 50 miles of the University or your home. If we can’t secure enough placements, we may have to withdraw an offer of a place on the course.

Careers

On graduation, you will have the skills and expertise to successfully start as a new teacher. We offer a support package to newly qualified teachers during their first year of teaching.

In addition, successful candidates can transfer up to 90 Masters-level credits on to the MA in Education.

Modules

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 64 hours of contact time and about 236 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

9,250

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

15,475

Entry requirements

Degree requirements: You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above. Subject-specific requirements: You will need: a strong knowledge and understanding of Biology, and a sound awareness of how the subject is currently taught within Secondary state schools; an undergraduate degree in Science or Technology, with a background in a biological discipline. Other degrees may be considered if a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course is undertaken before starting the teacher training course. Your qualification must be from an approved Higher Education institution or validating body; GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C (or equivalent). You must provide evidence of these qualifications at interview.