Kingston University

Kingston University

Secondary Education (Science, Biology)

The science specialist pathway has a very practical focus. It enables students to teach all 3 sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) up to key stage 3, biology to GCSE, and the biology in the 6th form. The course also aims to develop professional skills to help students gain employment in a secondary school and continue with professional development. 2/3 of course time is spent working in schools. The main emphasis is on planning work for pupils, planning for good discipline/control and developing skills as a teacher. Successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree relevant to biology (at least 50 per cent of the degree content needs to be relevant to biology). GCSE (A-C) in English language and mathematics; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 11,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 8,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kingston Hill Kingston upon Thames KT2 7LB South East

Key information

School of Education
Telephone number: 
020 8547 8145