Eastbourne Area School Direct Alliance
Biology (37SL)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Brighton
Financial support
Bursary or student finance 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.

Course length
September to June
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020

Contents

About the course

This course is run at The Eastbourne Academy and trains candidates in KS3 & 4. Candidates will be on a 50% timetable with initially 3 days in school and 2 days at Brighton University and from mid-November they will be full time in school. 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.

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.

How school placements work

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

Fees

The course fees for 2020 to 2021 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
EU students £9,250

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out about eligibility and how you’ll be paid.

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

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

Personal qualities

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a passion for their subject. Candidates need to be well organised and willing to get fully involved in the life of the department and the Academy as a whole. They need to be creative and innovative and interested in all aspects of their specialist subject.

Other requirements

Satisfactorily pass DBS and Health checks

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.

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 details

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

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