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Secondary Biology (including School Direct) with QTS PGCE (School Direct)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Riverside Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The University of Chester offers PGCE Secondary Science enhanced with Biology leading to a Post Graduate Certificate in Education for the age range 11-16 with sixth form enhancement.

Course overview

Teaching is an extremely rewarding and challenging career. Our course is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to be an outstanding teacher.

We aim to nurture teachers who are passionate about the development of their own and their pupils' learning.

Why study this course with us?

The course allows you to teach Secondary Science with a focus on your specialism. You will develop your subject knowledge, practical skills and pedagogy in all aspects of science at KS3, whilst also developing your expertise in your preferred discipline of Biology at KS4 and KS5 depending on your degree and experience.

Science enhanced with Biology

For this you need a good honours degree with a significant proportion of Biology plus the ability to demonstrate an enthusiasm for science and science education. Again a there is a wide selection of degrees which will be considered.

The course is designed to ensure you are confident in all basic national curriculum requirements.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,950per 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 Chester

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

A beautiful, historic and exciting city lies at the heart of the student experience. Chester offers a welcoming community with plenty to keep students busy.
With over 15,000 students from 130 countries, Chester provides a vibrant, diverse and safe location for an ever-growing number of international students.
International students can choose from over 200 courses across all levels, all with an emphasis on how practical learning increases employability prospects.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 100 7

    43rd out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    106 48%

    76th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    60th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    60th

    31
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    120 58%

    40th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    14th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    67th

    2

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