12 months
Duration
15576 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Anytime
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

This Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA)-accredited PGCE Secondary Science with Biology course at London Metropolitan University will help you gain the skills to become a competent teacher of science for students up to 14 years old, biology for 15 to 16-year-olds and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Learn how to teach science and biology to 11 to 16-year-olds and, by arrangement, 16 to 18-year-olds on our PGCE Secondary Science with Biology course. 

Gain practical hands-on experience at our partnership schools and learn how to improve your pupils’ love of this biology through the latest teaching methods and principles.

In the sessions at London Met you’ll develop your teaching strategies and pedagogical techniques, as well as discovering the fundamentals of how children learn. These sessions include collaborative projects and school-based projects with other trainees, as well as learning the principles of teaching and pupil assessment.

This Secondary Science with Biology course at London Metropolitan University takes advantage of its London location to broaden your understanding of teaching in multicultural and diverse urban environments. Through your two placements at one of our partnership schools, you’ll help develop lesson plans and contribute to the development of pupils’ scientific skills and knowledge. 

Where this course can take you

This intensive PGCE leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which enables you to teach biology to 11 to 16-year-olds. Our trainees have gone on to secure secondary teacher roles at schools including Ark Academy, Harris Girls Academy and more. You’ll have the same opportunities for employment upon successful completion of the course.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Curriculum Studies 
  • Professionalism and Inclusive Practice 
  • School Experience to Progress Point 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you submit your application to us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
72

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
72

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at London Metropolitan University and/or in United Kingdom, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a UK degree, preferably grade 2.2 or equivalent, in Biology or relevant degrees including geology, metallurgy, chemical engineering and forensic science
  • literacy and numeracy tests — these are university-based tests, which you will be asked to undertake at your interview
  • a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and Confirmation of Fitness to Teach (eg a London Metropolitan University Health Check) - you will be advised to apply for these after an offer is made
  • GCSE English and Mathematics grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15576 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15576 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Secondary Science with Biology
-
London Metropolitan University

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!