King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Secondary Education (Science: Biology)

Students on this programme develop their knowledge of how pupils learn, how assessment can improve teaching and learning, how to plan lessons, and how to make most use of the laboratory and the outdoors to teach effectively.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree, or a qualification recognised as equivalent by the University of London. GCSE grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification, in English language and mathematics. Applicants without these English or mathematics qualifications at the time they apply may be considered, but they must obtain them, or pass an equivalent test set by King's, before the course starts. An enhanced disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB). All entrants must meet the Secretary of State's requirements for physical and mental fitness for teaching as detailed in the DfES Circular 4/99.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed continuously throughout the course and given feedback to help develop. In order to pass the PGCE students must meet all of the Teachers' Standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status and satisfactorily complete a series of assignments. In order to pass the PGCE at Master's level students need to pass the 2 Master's level assignments at this level. These are the subject studies assignment, and school experience report.

Sponsorship information

Those with a 1st class undergraduate degree receive �9000; those with a 2.1 receive �5000; those with a 2.2 are not eligible for a bursary.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 36 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Waterloo Campus Southwark SE1 8WA South East

Key information

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts and Sciences Admissions (CASA)
Telephone number: 
020 7848 7231