PGCE - Secondary Biology with QTS (11-16)
Inspire the next generation of scientists by sharing your passion for Biology with young people. In this specialised PGCE pathway, you can instil a love of the fast-moving world of Biology within the children you teach.
Our well-respected PGCE Secondary with QTS supports you through your journey from student to Early Career Teacher (ECT). Moreover, as the PGCE programme includes QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) you'll apply for your first teaching position whilst studying with us.
Grounded in the learning of our PGCE Secondary programme, this Biology pathway allows you to develop the skills to teach in the secondary school setting, delivering engaging Biology lessons. This unique specialism gives you the opportunity to inspire the next generation of ecologists, doctors and microbiologists.
You’ll learn through a blend of theory and hands-on experience, working within the National Curriculum Framework. You'll explore the key concepts and themes of the PGCE curriculum, confidently devising and delivering engaging lessons to children and young people, aged 11-16 years old.
Over half the course will be spent working in the classroom on assessed placement, with school-based enrichment activities alongside your university-based study. You'll take two placements across a variety of schools and settings, building a wealth of experience to help advance your future career.
On this course you will...
- Inspire young people to explore the world of biology.
- Benefit from high-quality support from our academics and staff on a programme designed around you.
- Learn from an experienced, highly qualified programme team, working at the forefront of the academic field.
- Enjoy the intimate feel of our course delivery, with small class sizes and your own personal tutor.
What our graduates say
When I think of my studies here, I look at each course with a real sense of achievement. Each has helped pave my career pathway to date, providing me with a first-class education and the necessary foundations to excel professionally.
Kerryann Wilson, PGCE Secondary English
Alumnus of the Year 2021 and Winner of Pearson National Teaching Award 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School' 2021
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