Leeds Trinity University
Secondary Education (Science with Biology)
This programme trains applicants to teach Science at 11-16 or 11-18 years.
You'll need a good honours degree (2.2 or above and preferably single Honours) with a significant proportion of Biology as well as: GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) English and Mathematics; to have passed the Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy. In addition to the above essential entry requirements, successful applicants also tend to have: Grade C or above in advanced level (A level) study of Biology; Grade B or above in GCSE Science or Biology A levels and/or GCSE qualifications in one or two other Science subjects; a firm understanding of the nature, logic and methodology of Biology, Chemistry or Physics as a discipline with ability to analyse and discuss key concepts and theories; recent experience of observing or assisting in the teaching of Science at an 11-18 High School. 3rd class degrees will be considered if relevant school-based voluntary or paid work experience has been gained. An offer of a place is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate. All entrants to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses are required to be declared as �fit to train to teach�, you will be asked to complete a health assessment as part of the entry conditions to the programme.
The course is structured into 3 stages: during Stage 1 trainees are based in both the university and in partnership schools. Centre-based training focuses on subject teaching, planning and classroom management. Schools provide opportunities to observe, support and teach. Stages 2 and 3 are school-based teaching placements with trainees teaching a 30-70 per cent timetable. Training is individualised to needs, with school-based tutors and a University Link Tutor supporting your progress.
During Stage 1 knowledge and understanding is assessed by focussed written assignments. During Stages 2 and 3 progress against the Teachers� Standards is assessed by observing performance as a teacher in schools. Classroom teachers evaluate lesson plans, observe essons and review marking. Self review and attendance at training activities support development.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE (professional)||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|PGCE (professional)||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Leeds Trinity University||Leeds||LS18 5HD||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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