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Secondary Education (Science, Biology) PGCE

Secondary Education (Science, Biology) PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Sciences Teaching Teaching In Secondary Schools Biology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our one-year programme is available in a range of secondary subjects and will lead to both a postgraduate qualification (PGCE) and qualified teacher status (QTS; the title is subject to change due to an ongoing government consultation), enabling you to teach across the 11-19 age range. In addition, you will gain up to 60 master's-level credits that you can put towards an MSc in Education. You will spend two-thirds of your time on placement in at least two contrasting schools. Notably, our programme includes a short placement in a primary school as well as offering the opportunity to gain experience in a special school. The remaining time is spent at University where you will join our diverse student community. Our student teachers were employed in education after completing the PGCE programme, with many finding employment in the south-west. As a teacher from the University of Bristol PGCE, you will be highly valued by schools both locally and nationally; they appreciate your thorough preparation in teaching and high level of subject knowledge.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Curriculum Studies - Main Subject Specialism
Educational and Professional Studies
School Experience

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)

£18,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Prior to admission to the programme, all students are required by the Department for Education to have: at least GCSE or 'O' level at grade C or 4 (if taken after summer 2017) or an equivalent overseas qualification in English and Mathematics; a degree (with a 2:2 or above) or an equivalent qualification, in a subject relevant to the proposed main teaching subject. Applicants to the PGCE at Bristol are advised to book their skills tests as soon as they have made their UCAS Teacher Training application and confirm the date of the tests to us. Candidates will be at an advantage if they have passed the tests by the time they are interviewed. NB: Equivalence tests for GCSEs will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. Such applications will be assessed and reviewed by the subject tutor, programme director and PGCE administration manager.