Taught course

PGCE Secondary Biology

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Education
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

Entry requirements

Successful candidates for this course will normally hold at least a lower second class (2.2) honours degree in the required subject or cognate area (or international equivalent) of which 50% of the degree must be in the subject you are applying for. For exceptional candidates – particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations – we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree. Candidates will normally be expected to engage in at least two weeks of experience in relevant school setting(s) prior to application to the course to develop an appropriate understanding of the role of the teacher in the classroom and at school. GCSEs: You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics. However, applicants are able to apply with GCSEs pending for this course and in exceptional circumstances MMU GCSE Equivalency tests may be offered. This will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor and will only be offered if considered appropriate after interview. Professional skills tests in Numeracy and Literacy: All PGCE applicants will need to pass pre-entry Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. A Disclosure and Barring Service check and a DfE Fitness to Teach health form are required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Faculty of Education has a longstanding national reputation for providing high-calibre initial teacher training. We are committed to providing high quality university and school-led training. We have a well established partnership with over 800 secondary schools and colleges and offer over 20 secondary subject disciplines.

Our PGCE Science has an outstanding reputation for producing high quality science teachers. Specialisms are available in Biology, Chemistry or Physics (applicants must state their choice), we also offer Physics with Mathematics. Science teaching is a stated government priority nationally and therefore attractive bursaries are available to support your training (subject to confirmation of PGCE place and eligibility).

Subject to confirmation of DfE funding, we usually run free pre-entry SKE and booster courses for national priority subjects, including Biology. These will be identified at interview for applicants who need support in some areas and confirmed with a PGCE place offer.

This course is available via University and School Direct routes.

We also offer an Assessment-Only route to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) aimed at experienced, but unqualified graduate teachers, wishing to complete a formal qualification.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969