PGCE Secondary (Biology), Postgraduate Certificate | Bishop Grosseteste University | Lincoln, United Kingdom
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PGCE Secondary (Biology)

12 months
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14280 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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About

The PGCE Secondary (Biology) programme at Bishop Grosseteste University prepares you to teach your specialist subject in either the 11 to 16 (with post-16 enhancement) or 14-19 age phases.

Overview

The aim of this PGCE Secondary (Biology) programme at Bishop Grosseteste University is that you should become a reflective practitioner – a teacher who thinks about their experiences and learns from them in order to improve their practice. During the course you will study two academic modules. The first of these, ‘Theory into Practice’, allows you to explore your subject and its context in school. 

A chosen lesson in your subject is evaluated using a reflective tool, clearly linking theory to practice. In the ‘Classroom Focused Research’ module you will undertake a small research project in school having explored relevant research methods.

Careers & Further Study

The teaching profession has a well-structured career pathway which moves progressively from initial teacher training through to newly qualified (NQT) status to qualified teacher. Many continue to work in our partner schools, becoming mentors to our trainee teachers, pursing further study to full Masters and Doctoral level at BGU and taking on leadership roles including Headships.

Programme Structure

How you're taught:

  • This is a very practical course where you’ll spend at least two-thirds of your time in schools, mostly working with teachers and pupils, and around one third spent on your own study with training sessions in the university or locally to your school.
  • You will consider the broader aspects of teaching, contexts for learning, the latest government initiatives and contemporary issues in teaching, learning and assessment. You will also work alongside trainee teachers of other subjects to consider cross-curricular aspects of education.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCSEs at grade 4 (previously C) or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics.
  • A relevant honours degree at a 2:2 classification or above. (Where the degree result is to be awarded in the year of application, we will require a predicted degree classification as part of an academic reference provided on the application)
  • Declaration of Health
  • DBS (formerly the CRB) Enhanced Disclosure

Experience in a relevant setting is useful as it will help you to make sure that you are aware of the role of a teacher in the twenty-first century. The course is intensive and demanding and you need to be aware of what a career in the teaching profession entails.

We encourage you to gain some experience in schools as this is a good starting point for you to gain an interview for the Secondary PGCE.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14280 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14280 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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