Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Secondary Education (Science with Biology)

The course comprises a range of presentations, discussions and practical workshops where exemplar material can be selected from biology contexts. Students have many opportunities both individually and in group work to apply general principles to specific science learning opportunities in science and in biology. There are also breakout sessions where students work both in mixed groups and with other biology specialists. Outside specialists are also invited to deliver sessions that cover topics in teaching biology at KS4, so that for part of the course they work in parallel in their specialist subject area. The biology specialism is also reflected in the required reading for the course.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree or above. Students are also required to have qualifications in English and mathematics equivalent to GCSE grade C or above. Completion of at least 2 weeks in a secondary school setting in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland prior to applying.

Course modules

School experience 1; school experience 2; studies in your specialist subject (2 modules, includes professional studies). School experience totals 120 days.

Assessment methods

Subject studies are assessed by a portfolio of coursework and a school-based special study (a teaching resource). Progressive developments of teaching skills are recorded using criteria referenced assessment proforma. Professional studies are assessed by a range of written tasks. Observation of the students, teaching and evaluative discussions with course tutors and school based mentors and teachers.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hendon Campus Barnet NW4 4BT South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 8411 5555