Aberystwyth University

Biology with Balanced Science (Secondary PGCE) (Taught) Aberystwyth University Degree level: Postgraduate Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

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Course summary

The PGCE Secondary Biology course (3DGP) is a one-year course that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. The course aims to give student teachers the professional skills needed to become reflective practitioners, prepared to teach ambitious, capable and confident learners who are informed about the world beyond school.

**Qualification: Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE
Study Mode: Full Time
Duration: 1 year
Location: Aberystwyth

Assessment
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:
• Secondary

Entry requirements
A degree, at least 50% of which is Biology-related. We consider students with degrees in related subjects, for example, Environmental Science. There will be gaps in subject knowledge for all students and the course is designed to address this issue.

To support Welsh Government’s Literacy and Numeracy framework students must have achieved a standard equivalent to a Grade B in the GCSE examination in any of the following:

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Welsh Language (First Language)

  • Welsh Literature

Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language. A grade B in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.
The University offers tests in these subjects if you do not have these requirements. Experience or observation in a school setting is an advantage. Literacy and numeracy skills tests will form part of the selection process on the day of the interview.

Course details

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:

  • Secondary

Entry requirements

• A first degree, at least 50% of which is Biology-related. We consider students with degrees in related subjects, for example, Environmental Science. There will be gaps in subject knowledge for all students and the course is designed to address this issue.
• Grade B (Grade 5 in England) in Mathematics and English at GCSE or equivalent. The University offers tests in these subjects if you do not have these requirements.


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Aberystwyth University
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
United Kingdom
SY23 3FL


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