University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD Lampeter and Carmarthen)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD)

Secondary Education (Biology with Science)

This course trains the student to teach biology up to the A- and AS-level examinations and all the sciences up to at least year 9 (key stage 3) of the secondary school; the focus is on planning effective lessons, teaching methods, the role of practical work and other activities, class management and control, assessing pupils' progress, together with a knowledge of how people learn, the applications of science in society and the role of information technology to support the student's teaching.

Entry requirements

A degree in a biological science subject in which a significant proportion of the units/modules are biological; A-level (or equivalent) passes in t2 of: biology, chemistry, physics (or undergraduate units/modules with a significant number of them in lieu); GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above; competence in using information communications technology (ICT) is expected; Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced disclosure.

Course modules

Curriculum studies; information communications technology (ICT) in subject teaching; professional studies.

Assessment methods

During the year the students' complete and submit coursework assignments in both their curriculum studies subject; during school placements teachers and tutors formally observe and assess a number of the students' lessons and at the end of each term the students receive a written report which summarises their progress towards meeting the required standard.

Applying for teacher training at UWTSD

Applications for all PGCE teacher training programmes are made via UCAS, please select the code T80 as the training provider followed by T for Townhill Campus – Swansea, when making your choices.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mount Pleasant Campus Swansea SA1 6ED Wales

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Key information

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01792 481094