Bath Spa University
Secondary Education (Science, Biology)
This programme prepares students to become confident and effective teachers of science in secondary schools to pupils aged 11-16, in line with National Curriculum requirements; there is also the opportunity to experience post-16 physics, chemistry or biology through University-based sessions on planning, teaching and assessment at post-16; the programme has University and school based components; the University-based programme concentrates on subject knowledge and the teaching of classroom skills and management; students undertake an initial audit of subject knowledge and this is used by staff in planning the sessions so that your needs are met; the sessions have a high level of practical work so that students gain the subject knowledge as well as skills in teaching the topics; school based work forms the major part of the programme and students have the opportunity to work in at least 3 schools for a sustained period of time; while in school students are under the guidance of a trained mentor who is supported by University staff.
A Bachelors degree with at least 50 per cent suitable science content (biology, zoology, botany, chemistry, physics, geology or other similar area of study); environmental science is also considered; in addition candidates need an A-level in 1 of the sciences; a minimum of 2 weeks in a mainstream secondary state school in England before applying; 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above (or recognised equivalents) including English and mathematics.
A personalised process of continuous assessment ensures that learning is appropriate and effective; assessment takes account of both programme experience and the school or setting phase and includes researching developing practice through assignment tasks; we support students in developing a rigorous evidence-based account of their educational journey.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PGCE (professional)||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Newton Park Campus||Bath||BA2 9BN||South West|