Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Secondary Education (Science Biology, 11-16)

Successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests; the programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as equipping students with the skills and knowledge required to become a competent and assured secondary school teacher of science, with sufficient subject knowledge to not only teach across the science disciplines at key stage 3, but also contribute outside their specialist subject at key stage 4.

Entry requirements

2.2 degree in a relevant area; GCSE English and mathematics to grade C level or equivalent; satisfactory levels of information and communications technology competence and an appropriate range of practical skills related to applicants� specialist subject; a demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area, for example: time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, previously CRB) Enhanced Disclosure.

Course modules

Developing subject knowledge and pedagogy in science (specialism); planning for effective teaching and learning in science (specialism); research and practice in science education (biology, chemistry or physics); reflective professional practice; professional practice 1; professional practice 2; professional practice 1A; professional practice 1B; professional practice 2.

Assessment methods

A combination of coursework and observed classroom experience.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

Key information

Telephone number: 
01695 575171