A salaried programme offers you exactly the same opportunity as the fee-funded programme, except that you will earn a salary whilst training to become a qualified teacher. You’ll be paid and taxed as an unqualified teacher. You will not be entitled to a bursary or a student loan, but neither will you pay any course fees!
Before applying for this course, you should have an agreement with the school that is prepared to employ you during your training year.
As a Biology teacher, you’ll inspire and nurture fascination in the living world, developing the well-rounded scientists of the future.
On the Biology course, you’ll work in schools with exceptional teachers to develop your subject knowledge in everything from genetics to ecology and evolution. You’ll also spend time learning how to teach Chemistry and Physics to Key Stage 3, broadening your skill set to be able to teach secondary Science.
You’ll learn strategies which set the standard of work expected in the lesson and how to employ these in your placement schools, so you’re confident and ready for when you’re a NQT.
Short, medium and long-term learning plans are the key to great organisation, allowing you to focus on your students – you’ll learn how to develop these, plus what to include in lesson plans and the invaluable 5-minute lesson plan tool!
You’ll also enjoy spending a number of days dedicated to practising experiments that you’ll need to demonstrate in class.
By the end of the course, you will have worked in five different science departments, giving you access to a wide range of science specialists, and a fantastic opportunity to see the variety of schools that you may like to work in.