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PGCE Secondary Education with Biology

Plymouth Marjon University

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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Plymouth Marjon University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Summary

Our specialist PGCE in Secondary Education with Science (Biology) is a direct route to a career that helps pupils to make sense of the increasingly scientific and technological society in which they live. Science helps students to develop an awareness of the world around them, and to find answers to their questions. Our PGCE Biology develops a range of teaching styles appropriate to the delivery of Biology within the National Curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications, including conceptual understanding and progressions in learning, purposeful practical work, sequenced learning steps and links to industry.

Our PGCE Biology prepares trainee teachers for a first appointment as a teacher of Science in a secondary school and enables them to assess current developments in the subject and their possible effect on teaching in schools. To develop as a teacher, you will be learning about how to instil in pupils a sense of intrigue and enable students to develop understanding and form questions based both on the knowledge they already have and the insight they wish to gain in the futures. Furthermore, our PGCE Biology trainees can take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects or areas e.g. PSHE, primary phase or special education needs and diversity.

What might you become?

Marjon is renowned for producing excellent teachers. We have superb links with over 300 partnership schools throughout the South West, London and overseas and our graduates teach in schools across the country.

How will you be taught?

Collaborative learning, critical reflection and a strong culture of support underpin the PGCE Biology and trainees will enjoy a stimulating learning environment from start to finish.

You will have a minimum of 120 days in school in 2 block placements and 12 weeks in University undertaking a range of activities, teaching includes lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, tutorials, independent study or research and school based training. Opportunity to be part of visiting writer seminar and workshops add depth to your experience.

How will you be assessed?

Assessment relates to your development of practice in school. All assessments are coursework based; you will generate reflective journals, portfolios, essays and presentations.

Tuition fees

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£ 12,000per year

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

University information

Plymouth Marjon University

  • University League Table

    128th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth Marjon University, Derriford Road, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL6 8BH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    66th out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    117 59%

    52nd

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    23rd

    5

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