Taught course

Biology - Pathfinder Consortium

Institution
University of York · Department of Educational Studies
Qualifications
PGCE

Entry requirements

All applicants must have an honours degree with least 50% of the qualification being relevant Biology at 2:2 or above. Examples of such degrees include Biology, Biology with Environmental Science and Biomedical Sciences.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance is based at Archbishop Holgate’s School, an outstanding academy which is situated close to the city centre and the University of York. The alliance is made up of a host of both primary and secondary schools in and around York, all of which have strong foundations in teacher training and with the University of York. We are committed to outstanding teacher training and our experienced mentors and staff will ensure that you receive excellent provision.

Visits and enquiries to the teaching alliance would be most welcome.

The University of York Department of Education is working with The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance to provide School Direct training in the following subjects:

The programme develops trainees' school experiences in order to explore some of the wider concers of Biology and Science teachers today, and provides opportunities to broaden professional experiences. There are sessions that are particularly important for Biology teachers: teaching ethics, teaching evolution and handling controversial issues such as intelligent design and teaching reproduction.

An effective Biology teacher must also develop his/her pedagogical subject knowledge specifically related to teaching Biology; for example, the effective use of practical work in Biology, the teaching and learning of key Biology ideas, and the teaching and learning of Biology beyond the classroom. Sessions are provided that focus on these areas for Biologists as well as other sessions in the other two Sciences. Subject knowledge is provided via a peer teaching programme.

Qualification and course duration

PGCE

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
educ15@york.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1904 322524