Why Study This Course?
Learn how to teach science and biology to 11 to 16-year-olds and, by arrangement, 16 to 18-year-olds on our PGCE Secondary Science with Biology course.
Gain practical hands-on experience at our partnership schools and learn how to improve your pupils’ love of this biology through the latest teaching methods and principles.
More About This Course
This PGCE Secondary Science with Biology course will help you gain the skills to become a competent teacher of science for students up to 14 years old, biology for 15 to 16-year-olds and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). On request, you can also have the opportunity to work in the 16 to 18 age range.
In the sessions you’ll develop your teaching strategies and pedagogical techniques, as well as discovering the fundamentals of how children learn. These sessions include collaborative projects and school-based projects with other trainees, as well as learning the principles of teaching and pupil assessment.
This PGCE course takes advantage of its London location to broaden your understanding of teaching in multicultural and diverse urban environments. Through your two placements at one of our partnership schools, you’ll help develop lesson plans and contribute to the development of pupils’ scientific skills and knowledge.
Accreditation Of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 Modules Include:
Curriculum Studies (core, 30 credits)
Professionalism and Inclusive Practice (core, 30 credits)
School Experience to Progress Point 2 (core, 15 credits)
School Experience to Progress Point 5 (core, 45 credits)
Where This Course Can Take You
This intensive PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which enables you to teach biology to 11 to 16-year-olds.