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Secondary Education Science with Biology PGCE

Secondary Education Science with Biology PGCE

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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Biology (General) Sciences Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

Postgraduate/Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is designed to prepare you in becoming a professional, competent and reflective secondary school teacher of science, with biology as a specialist subject. Your studies will focus on addressing the needs of pupils aged eleven to sixteen and beyond. As a biology teacher, you will enhance pupils' understanding of themselves and the world around them, preparing them to succeed in a range of important careers.

Progress will be assessed through written assignments and observation of classroom teaching. Graduates are equipped for careers working in secondary schools and other educational settings, such as: teaching science and/or biology in a secondary school; head of science; teaching and learning responsibilities for cross-curricular projects; STEM involvement and collaboration.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to: encourage student teachers to develop their own professional identity and use their initiative in decision making and accessing support; guide student teachers to become creative, innovative and inclusive teachers, and to inject passion, inspiration and enthusiasm into their teaching; enable student teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the curriculum; and develop student teachers who are reflective practitioners.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 or above in an honours degree in a relevant subject plus GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C or above, or a recognised equivalent. We will accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A* Star Teachers. In addition candidates must: attend an interview and pass pre-entry skills tests in numeracy and literacy should before beginning the programme; undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.