Secondary Education (Biology with Balanced Science)
This course consists of school experience, which is in 2 different schools; trainee involvement in teaching builds up gradually, from observation and supported teaching initially, to solo teaching for 1/2 a timetable, or more, by the end of the year; trainees have mentors within the school, who can instruct in educational and professional matters generally; students also have 1 tutor within the Department who acts as pastoral tutor to each school to advise on non-subject-specific difficulties; successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.
A single or joint Honours degree of grade 2.2 or above, at least 50 per cent of which is in a subject which is directly relevant to the teaching subject; grade B or above in GCSE English language and mathematics or equivalent; experience of working, in either a paid or voluntary capacity, with children or young people; interview.
Educational and professional studies course; 1 option from: English at KS3, Welsh at KS3, history at KS3, geography at KS3, drama, special educational needs, and games teaching.
Assessment methods include: Continuous assessment by school mentors and tutors, and fulfilment of the attendance requirements of the course; written assignments; classroom assessments; self assessments.
Students may be eligible for a teaching grant of �6,000; these grants are available to all eligible European Union residents; if students train to teach through the medium of Welsh they may also be eligible for a further incentive of �1,800 for physics and chemistry and �1,500 for all other subjects except Welsh.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 8,695 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Llanbadarn Campus||Aberystwyth||SY23 3RJ||Wales|
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