This course aims to produce outstanding teachers whose enthusiasm for Biology inspires pupils in their study of the subject.
There is a demand for Biology teachers in UK secondary schools. St John Bosco Teacher Development Partnership, in collaboration with Liverpool Hope University, offers the support you need as you embark on a rewarding teaching career.
Across your placements, you will work with teachers of Science from all disciplines to develop your subject knowledge and pedagogy across all three sciences for teaching in key stages 3 and 4. At post 16 level you may work within your own Science specialism.
Your school based mentors work alongside University tutors to focus on individual development needs during your school based practice. In addition, all of our Science based students have the opportunity to participate in Science specific Continuous Professional Development programmes for example, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Physics Partners. The purpose of this training opportunity is to up skill all disciplines around aspects of last year’s GCSE examinations which were least well answered by pupils.
School placements will cover the 11-16 age range, along with a KS5 enhancement.
Essential Entry requirements
An undergraduate Honours Degree 2:2 or above, incorporating at least 50% in Biology. A subject knowledge enhancement course prior to starting the PGCE may be required (and if you are eligible) in order to ensure you can teach all Sciences.
GCSE Grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics (These can be pending but are required before enrolment).
Mainstream secondary school experience is beneficial but not essential.
Offers will be subject to a successful interview, as well as a Health Check Statement and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the Criminal Records Bureau CRB)
Degree Requirements: 2:2 or above, or equivalent
GCSE’s: Grade 4 (C) or above in English and Maths, or equivalent qualification
Strong GCSE qualifications in all Science subjects (i.e. Biology, Chemistry and Physics) is desirable.
Candidates with pending GCSE’s will be considered
Equivalency tests will be accepted in English or Maths