Taught course

Secondary Initial Teacher Education Biology with Science

Institution
University of the West of England, Bristol · Department of Education
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

Please see our website for more information.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a new strand of the PGCE Science where you will specialise in Biology. Students who successfully complete this route will be in a strong position to gain employment as teachers of Biology up to post-18 and general science at least to KS3 and possibly KS4.

There are different bursaries and funding available for PGCE courses, find out more from the Department for Education.

The PGCE programme has been designed to train teachers to practice as a subject specialist teacher for the secondary age range (11-16). Trainees are assessed against the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) across the age range. Trainees will also often gain experience of the 16-18 age range, although they will not be formally assessed in this phase.

The course is active and practical allowing trainees to develop professional competence through work undertaken in schools and in the university. Trainees work with young people, develop their expertise in their specialist subject area, share and discuss educational issues and study relevant educational research. The course is just the beginning of what we hope will be a process of continual professional development throughout a challenging and rewarding career.

Once you have been offered a place on a PGCE Secondary Science course you will have an opportunity to boost your subject knowledge in Biology with one of our Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) courses before starting your PGCE.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our PGCE funding pages for more information.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
UWE Admissions
Email
admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)117 32 83333