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PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) with QTS (11-16)

PGCE Secondary Science (Biology) with QTS (11-16)

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Biology (General) Teaching (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This PGCE will equip you with a range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of Biology. You will experience professional training, delivered to the highest standard, immersing you in the latest teaching and learning pedagogies.

The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to become a competent and assured secondary school teacher, with sufficient subject knowledge to not only teach across the science disciplines at Key Stage 3, but also contribute outside your specialist subject at Key Stage 4.

If you want to help secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16 develop practical and analytical skills and excite their curiosity in the world around them, this is the programme for you.

Career Prospects

This PGCE is accredited by the Department for Education. Successful completion of the programme will enable you to gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will be well placed to progress into employment as a newly qualified teacher at secondary school level in science, specialising in Biology.

Our proactive careers service can help you to find job vacancies and offers in-depth advice on teacher job applications and interviews, to help you secure work.

Modules

PGCE Secondary Professional Practice 2 sits outside the credit-bearing structure of the PGCE. It houses the second period of professional practice that will typically be undertaken between March and June. This professional practice will be in a different secondary school setting to your first period of professional practice and provide vital additional experience of teaching Years 7-11 classes. Lasting approximately 60 days, the placement will consolidate your academic and practical learning and involve you undertaking the bulk of a regular teacher’s work. The initial phase of the placement will be in the form of an induction where you will work closely with your host teachers before progressing quite quickly to teach around 70% of a standard teacher’s timetable.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2021/22, the tuition fee will be £9,250 (subject to final Government approval). If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2022/23, the tuition fee is still to be announced.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22 are £13,500. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2022/23 are £13,500.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

To join this PGCE, you will be expected to have: a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject. Non-relevant subjects may be considered if you have an A Level (or equivalent qualification) in Biology and a willingness to engage in subject knowledge enhancement; GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent qualification); Satisfactory levels of Information and Communications Technology competence; and a commitment to, and understanding of, secondary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher. For the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

University information

Edge Hill University has been shaping the minds and futures of its vibrant student community since 1885. Established with a clear mission to create opportunity from knowledge, Edge Hill is now one of the UK’s leading universities and a popular choice for postgraduate students looking to undertake world-leading research, advance their career prospects, or specialise in their field. The university provides an environment that inspires students...more

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