Taught course

PGCE Secondary Biology with QTS

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

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Entry requirements

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach the secondary school science curriculum for the 11-16 age range (all three sciences) and biology to AS/A-level.

Science is crucial to the development and future prospects of children. Becoming a teacher is exciting and transformative. You can inspire the next generation of scientists and ensure all children value their science education. Developing scientific skills, curiosity and literacy enables children to understand the world around them so they can make informed decisions about their lives and have a say in society.

University sessions are led by specialist tutors and supported by excellent technicians. You will explore theory informed, up-to-date and practical teaching practices in our school-styled laboratories. You’ll learn how to plan, assess, reflect on and use research to continually improve your practice in a supportive environment. You will also develop your teacher persona, ability to manage behaviour for learning and support children’s wellbeing.

Some sessions are specific to biology but the majority occur in mixed specialism groups. Just like science departments in schools, we explore the connections across the sciences and share expertise.

There will also be guest sessions with alumni and experts from a variety of organisations. Past sessions include speakers from the National Space Centre, Royal Society of Chemistry, and Science and Plants for Schools (SAPS). The course is taught by highly experienced, research active, subject experts who have all been practising teachers. The team and students are supported by an excellent team of science technicians.

This PGCE is available via University-led and School Direct routes.

Fees and funding

For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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