Sheffield Hallam University
Secondary Science (Biology)
This course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests. The course equips the student to teach National Curriculum science at Key Stage 3 and 4 and also prepares the student to teach biology at a higher level at Key Stage 4 and at post-16. The course is made up of University-based sessions and school placements. Students gain knowledge about schools and the education system and apply their skills and knowledge in a school context. The PGCE also gives the student 60 Master's level credits, which can be used towards a Master's degree.
All applicants need GCSE mathematics, science and English language at grade C or above, or equivalent; the University considers applicants who are in the process of obtaining GCSEs; students must have a full science degree, which relates closely to biology; before applying, students normally expect the student to have some voluntary work experience in a secondary classroom; international students need an IELTS score of 6.5.
Modules include: Developing and reflecting on professional practice in secondary biology; learning and teaching in context in science; block placement 1; block placement 2.
Assessment methods include academic assignments including practice-based essays, individual and group work, presentations and reports, preparing teaching materials and plans and teaching practice.
TDA funding and support is only available for successful applicants who possess a 2.2 degree or above (or equivalent).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|PGCE||Full-time||£ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City Campus||Sheffield||S1 1WB||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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