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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course will prepare you to teach National Curriculum science specialising in biology at KS3 and KS4 (11-16) with a post-16 enhancement.

Learn to be an effective science teacher. Gain insight into key skills across the science curriculum: questioning, assessing learning, lesson planning, management of practical work and laboratory safety.

Get to grips with up-to-date thinking and the latest research in teaching and learning. You'll benefit from our expertise as a leading centre for curriculum development, professional training and research.

Choosing your path

You can choose to study this course as a University of York PGCE trainee or through our School Direct routes in partnership with one of the following teaching alliances:

Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance
The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance
All Saints, York (Diocese of Middlesbrough Teaching School Alliance)
Teach North

School Direct trainees work with University of York PGCE trainees at the University for Curriculum Area sessions. Whole School Issues sessions are usually delivered in your partner schools.

Accreditation

On successfully completing this course you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), which is awarded by the Department for Education (DfE).

Course content

The York PGCE is designed to ensure that your study at the University and your practical experience in schools work together to help you develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to be a successful teacher.

Throughout the course, you’ll develop and consolidate your understanding of what constitutes effective teaching.

Careers and skills

Most of our graduates become teachers, but the skills you learn will open other career paths too.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,240per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

First-rate teaching by leading academics, plus award-winning employability programmes, help to prepare students for the international labour market.
A home on campus in York’s college environment brings together a diverse community of students from over 150 countries, offering lifelong connections.
York offers a wide range of specialist support to international students, including orientation, a Writing and Language Skills Centre, and immigration advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 103 3

    14th out of 81 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    158 69%

    21st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    30th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%

    5th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    136 68%

    19th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    54th

    2

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