All applicants need GCSE mathematics, science and English language at grade C or above, or equivalent*. We consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining GCSEs. You must hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of biology or biological study. You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in science-related or other educational activities Download our application experience guidelines for more information about experience requirements and interview advice for this course. This document includes important information about your application. Failure to provide sufficient information may result in your application being unsuccessful. You must also successfully complete pre-entry tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. We consider each application on its merits. Interviews are part of the selection process for this course. As you will work with children, you need to complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. We welcome applications from people seeking a career change. We also encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary UK society. If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page. * GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk * GCSE science equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk • OCR National Level 2 Science • BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science
Months of entry
Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of biology. Designed for graduates with a passion for biology, this course offers you the skills and experience to teach and inspire the next generation of children and young people about the science. Job prospects for qualified biology teachers are good and because it is a priority subject, you may be eligible for a bursary to train.
• Gain qualified teacher status in a priority subject where teachers are in high demand.
• Build your confidence as a teacher with two placements (at least 120 days).
• Benefit from the expertise of staff with over 120 years’ experience between them.
• Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation.
Information for international students
Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Development and Society
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