Taught course

Secondary Physical Education with Biology - PGCE

Birmingham City University · School of Education and Social Work

Entry requirements

You must have a good degree (normally a 2:2 or above) in a relevant subject from a UK higher education institution or equivalent.

You must have a GCSE grade 4 (C) or above (or equivalent) in both English language and mathematics prior to enrolment and if you are offered an interview you will take a written test to assess your standard of English. We also offer our own in-house equivalency tests. If you are successful at interview and need to pass an equivalency test to meet the entry requirements, our Admissions team will refer you to the details of our test.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will enable you to use your degree level skills in the teaching of Physical Education (PE) and Biology so that you can promote knowledge, understanding, skill and a wider love of learning for all pupils through the teaching of both PE and Biology as curriculum subjects in the secondary school sector.

We believe that both PE and Biology are crucial elements in the education of all pupils both in terms of their academic progress but also for the contribution that they make to health and well-being, lifestyle, environment and the natural world. We will work with you to enable you to become the inspirational secondary school teacher that today’s young people deserve.
Our course provides you with the knowledge and understanding that will enable your current creative skills to grow into exciting and engaging teaching for the classroom. The course is a practice-based programme that will fully support you in becoming a confident, dynamic and creative teacher committed to making learning of many types accessible for all.
Central to the curriculum is the study of the subject-specific pedagogies and professional practice required for the teaching of PE and Biology which you will access through a synthesis of practical workshops, lectures, seminar groups and individual study.

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required with no individual component less than 6.5. Candidates who have undertaken IELTS will also need to successfully pass our GCSE English equivalency test.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,250 per year
International students
£13,500 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595