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
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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 C in either English Language or Welsh Language (First Language). Grade C in GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy is also required. Other qualifications that demonstrate achievement at the same level are also acceptable. • 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.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
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