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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Staffordshire University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Everything we do in our life involves science. Biology helps students understand the bigger picture and connects us to the world in which we live in. It develops an understanding of complex forms of humans, animals and plants a well as developing an awareness of the interaction between humanity and the world.

We’ve designed this course to help you understand how to support KS3, KS4, and KS5 students. You’ll develop the skills you need to make sure young people understand the world in which they live in.

Throughout your training, you’ll get hands-on experience on placement and spend time on campus developing your teaching skills.

From getting the most out of your induction, to tips on teaching your first lesson, your personal tutor will be there to support you on every step of your PGCE journey. You will spend time exploring a variety of teaching methods in our laboratories.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: PGCE Secondary Biology

Work placements

At Staffordshire University, we have close links with partner schools across the region.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Careers

With a PGCE and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), you’ll be ready to teach Biology in secondary schools across England.

Most of our graduates secure their first teaching position while on the PGCE, with many of them securing roles within our partnership schools.

After you’ve completed this course, you can join our Masters in Education. Your PGCE gives you Masters credits which means you’ll be fast tracked and can complete this course by the end of your second year of teaching.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000overall cost

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

University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 103 4

    38th out of 81 19

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    109 48%

    82nd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    30th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    48th

    23
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    34th

    28
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    7th

    61

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