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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

Programme overview

We have a long history of training teachers and are currently rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. 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), 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.

We work in partnership with more than 60 local schools offering two routes into teaching: University-led and School Direct, allowing you to choose the route that suits you. Our programmes are current, challenging and innovative, and are informed by both our own extensive research in the field of education as well as current practice.

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.

At Bristol you will be given a personal tutor in your specialist subject, ensuring you receive the very highest levels of both pastoral and professional support. Our strong community and student support sets us apart from other providers and is frequently commented on by both students and external inspectors.

Careers

The programme is approved by the Department for Education and leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This unit aims to support the practical development of key professional skills. It will enable students to begin their development into reflective professionals who will be motivated to continue developing their skills and understanding throughout their careers. It aims to support the development of their own professional identities as teachers through working with a range of active practitioners. It will provide them with opportunities to develop their skills in planning, teaching and evaluating lessons, as well as assessing pupils’ learning and acting on the knowledge gained through that assessment. It will enable them to use a range of research a professional literature to inform their own 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)

£19,500

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 (DfE) 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. 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.