2:2 or equivalent in Biology or a related subject such as Biomedical Sciences. We also accept combined honours degrees where Biology (or a related subject) makes up at least 50% of the award.
If your undergraduate degree is not in Biology or a related subject, we may still may be able to offer you a place if you also have a postgraduate degree in Biology or Grade B in A level Biology.
If your undergraduate degree is not at least 50% Biology, we may require you to undertake a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course prior to starting your PGCE.
Months of entry
This course will prepare you to teach National Curriculum science specialising in biology at KS3 and KS4 (11-16) with a post-16 enhancement.
Learn to be an effective science teacher. Gain insight into key skills across the science curriculum: questioning, assessing learning, lesson planning, management of practical work and laboratory safety.
Get to grips with up-to-date thinking and the latest research in teaching and learning. You'll benefit from our expertise as a leading centre for curriculum development, professional training and research.
You can choose to study this course as a University of York PGCE trainee or through our School Direct partnerships. The following routes are open to you:
University of York core PGCE
All Saints, York (Diocese of Middlesbrough Teaching School Alliance)
Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance
School Direct trainees work with University of York PGCE trainees at the University for Curriculum Area sessions. Whole School Issues sessions are usually delivered in your partner schools.
Each route has a different course code and institution code. Please see our information on applying for details.
On successfully completing this course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is awarded by the Department for Education (DfE).
Information for international students
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
IELTS 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component.
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- PGCE Admissions Team
- +44 (0)1904 323576