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Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE - Biology

Secondary Teaching leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGCE - Biology

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Sciences Teaching Biology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This intensive and well-supported year of training will prepare you to teach young people in the 11-16 age phases. You will also benefit from additional opportunities to develop your ability to teach at sixth-form level. This course will enable you to become an effective, inclusive and evidence informed teacher. At the heart of our course is a commitment to personalizing your journey to Qualified Teacher Status. We'll help you to grow in confidence and competence by providing you with outstanding support as you train. You'll find a supportive learning environment at the University and in our partnership schools. This will help you develop a deep understanding of the secondary curriculum, including your own specialist subject and acquire a range of teaching methods, based upon the latest research in education. We model good teaching as we train you, so you can transfer what you've experienced into your own practice. You'll also benefit from a course that supports you in becoming a research-engaged teacher, who can use evidence to drive improvements in young people's learning and wellbeing. Credits from your PGCE modules form part of our Master of Research in Education, which you can continue with beyond your PGCE year. You will benefit from two contrasting placements in our committed partnership of schools. You will spend two-thirds of your course in both placements.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module enables you to locate yourself as an emerging professional within wider discourses about teaching as a profession. It allows you to evaluate your own identity as a professional and reflect on the values that you and the wider profession hold. You will critically analyse discussions and debates which affect classroom practice. These debates will focus on specific areas to exemplify wider issues in education. The focus of these discussions will be on inclusive teaching and learning and the legislative frameworks which provide codes of practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree relevant to your subject specialism (at least 50% of the degree content needs to be relevant to their subject specialism). For the citizenship pathway: their degree should be in a subject that includes significant elements of social sciences or humanities subjects, for example politics, history, geography, philosophy, law, sociology and psychology). GCSE grade 4 or above (C or above for examinations taken prior to 2017) in English and mathematics.

University information

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