Description

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:

School Direct trainees work with University of York PGCE trainees at the University for Curriculum Area sessions.

Study Details:

1 year full-time

Module Details:

Over the course of your two secondary teaching placements you’ll have the opportunity to work with different age groups (including gaining some post-16 experience), with different abilities and with students of varying dispositions. You’ll experience a variety of schools and subject departments.

You’ll experience the pastoral side of each school through active involvement with a tutor group. You will be able to engage with the wider life of each school by participating in school trips, parents’ evenings, open evenings, events such as school concerts and lunchtime/after school clubs.

Student Destinations

Most of our graduates become teachers, but the skills you learn will open other career paths too.

Career opportunities

  • Careers adviser
  • Child psychotherapist
  • Counsellor
  • Family support worker
  • Museum education officer
  • Play therapist
  • Youth worker

Fees

Please see https://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/courses/pgce-biology/#fees

Entry Requirements

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.

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