Taught course

PGCE Science with Biology Secondary Education

Institution
University of Sunderland · Faculty of Education and Society
Qualifications
PGCE(QTS)

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from holders of an honours degree (at least a 2:2) in biology. We will also consider other equivalent qualifications. You should have at least grade C in GCSE mathematics and English (or equivalent). Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, no sub section below 6. Additional requirements: •DBS Enhanced Disclosure •Completion of a medical pro forma •Completion of the Teaching Agency skills tests in literacy and numeracy before starting the course. It would be helpful, but not essential, to take the tests before your interview

Months of entry

September

Course content

The PGCE course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is an essential qualification for teaching in state-maintained schools. It will open up opportunities to share your interest in biology with young people and inspire them to fulfil their potential.

The course has two strands. The first strand is based at the University and provides a solid grounding in theory and practical issues. The second strand is based in partner schools where you will undertake practical teaching experience.

Sunderland has a heritage of teacher training which dates back to 1908. What’s more, we’re one of only 25 ‘outstanding’ teacher-training institutions in the UK, according to Ofsted. So you can be confident that our courses are excellent preparation for a satisfying and rewarding career with excellent job security.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5, with 6.5 in writing, no sub section below 6. If you require accommodation please go to the following web page. http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/pg/postgraduateaccommodation/

Fees and funding

For information on fees and funding please click here

The UK Government is keen to encourage high-quality graduates to train as teachers, and so offers bursaries to attract more people into teaching. For more information and to check the eligibility criteria, please see Education.gov.uk.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE(QTS)

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)191 515 3845