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Eastbourne Area School Direct Alliance Biology (355J)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Sussex
Financial support
Bursaries and student finance are available if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Age range
11 to 16
Course length
September to June
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021

Contents

About the course

This course is run at Ratton School and trains candidates in KS3 & 4. Candidates will be on a 50% timetable with 4 days in school and 1 day at Sussex University. Candidates will be regularly watched by their mentor to ensure that they are succeeding on the course. There will be a second, contrasting placement at a school which is mutually agreed.

School placements

The age range of students is 11 to 16 years There will be an opportunity to gain experience of KS5 The candidate will have a total of two placements The second placement is approx 6 weeks

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

Candidates must have 5 or more GCSEs in Grades A* to C (or equivalent), including Mathematics and English, and preferably a higher level honours degree in Science.

Personal qualities

We are looking for trainee teachers who are enthusiastic about their subject and who have a love of learning. They need to be a team player, committed to achieving the highest standards of teaching and learning so that all students can achieve their full potential.

Other requirements

Satisfactorily pass DBS and Health checks

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2021 to 2022 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Eastbourne Area School Direct Alliance recruits ITT students for most of the schools in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas. We offer Primary places for Key Stage 1 and 2. We also offer Secondary places for most subjects in a variety of high achieving schools. As part of your training you will get experience of KS3, 4 and 5. In addition we represent Special Needs schools who require Primary and Secondary teachers. All the schools in the consortium are experienced at training teachers and we have been very successful in aiding our School Direct candidates to obtain jobs when they have completed their training.

Interview process

Candidates will be required to teach a small group of students for approximately 20 minutes, to judge their aptitude to teach. This will be followed by a formal interview.

Training with disabilities and other needs

All of our sites meet the requirements for disabled access and we would work with any candidate to ensure they can succeed in their training without any impediment.

Contact this training provider

Email
schooldirect@willingdonschool.org.uk
Telephone
01323 485254
Address
Willingdon Community School
Lower Willingdon
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN20 9QX

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