The Biology course aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become successful teachers who can develop learners' skills and understanding of Biology and its application. You will train to teach ambitious, capable and confident learners who are informed and confident about the world beyond school.
Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured. Current code modules include: • Effective Pedagogy (30 credits) • Evaluating Learning and Skills (30 credits) • Pedagogy and Curriculum Knowledge (30 credits) • Professional Studies (30 credits) Further information about modules can be found at https://courses.aber.ac.uk/postgraduate/biology-balancedscience/#learning-and-teaching
Assessment on the course takes a range of forms including, for example: essays, reflective writing, presentations, lesson plans, action research project. There are no formal examinations. Assessment of practice takes place throughout all three placements on a continuous basis.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
• UK Bachelors (Honours) degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject area. A minimum of 50% of the content of this Bachelors degree should have relevance to the subject you want to teach (i.e. Biology). • GCSE Grade B in either English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language (First Language) or Welsh Literature. Where a grade B in English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of grade C must also be achieved in English Language or Welsh Language (First Language). Grade B in GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy is also required. The University can offer GCSE Equivalency Tests in these subjects for applicants who do not hold these qualifications/grades. • Previous experience or observation in a school setting is an advantage. Please note that all applicants will be interviewed as part of the selection process.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
International applicants must demonstrate that they have English language proficiency at IELTS 7.0, with a minimum 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£9000*||Whole course|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000*||Whole course|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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