University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Secondary Education (Science, Biology)

The programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS); the course prepares students to teach science across the curriculum to GCSE level and biology to A-level; the University aims to equip students to become confident, autonomous teachers, enthusiastic about science and learning; an important feature is collaborative learning and teaching, and sessions at the University provide the opportunity to work in different size groups and with different people; this work is supplemented by the practical experience that students gain in the range of schools with whom we work in partnership; students think about the nature of science and the aims of science education, reflecting on how those translate into practice; they consider how the needs of children of all abilities can be met and the value of scientific models, information communications technology (ICT), investigative work, and assessment; workshop sessions are practical and active in approach, giving students the chance to develop their subject and pedagogical knowledge.

Entry requirements

At least GCSE/ O-level at grade C or an equivalent qualification in English and mathematics; a degree or an equivalent qualification in a subject relevant to the proposed main teaching subject.

Course modules

Modules include: curriculum studies (main subject specialism); education and professional studies; school experience.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

PGCE Office, Graduate School of Education