Bangor University

Bangor University

Secondary Education (Biology)

Trainee teachers are based in schools for the equivalent of 26 weeks. This involves periods of both classroom teaching and school-based activities under the guidance of both school mentors and university tutors. This course leads to qualified teacher status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

Relevant Honours degree or equivalent, A-level or equivalent in the 2nd subject to be taught if relevant, and GCSE grade C English language and mathematics or equivalent. Applicants must meet the National Assembly of Wales' requirements for health and physical capacity to teach. Recent experience of working with children or young people is considered valuable.

Assessment methods

Work on the course is assessed on the basis of the competences required to be a qualified teacher. There are no examinations but your coursework is continuously assessed.

Sponsorship information

All PGCE Secondary trainee teachers are entitled to a training grant which is paid monthly from October to June during the training year; the grant for biology is £6,000.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

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Key information

Telephone number: 
01248 383082