Our Secondary Science PGCE is run by a team of committed, passionate and experienced staff who offer a diverse range of expertise and a genuine conviction that our approach to teacher education is a great way to develop outstanding teachers.
Staff have extensive school and university teaching experience, and are active in researching in and working with schools to push forward the frontiers of science education. We train you to be thoughtful, creative teachers who care about children’s development and their capacity to understand and use science in their everyday lives and future careers.
Biology is the most popular science choice at ‘A’ level and, in addition to being a key component of Science in the National Curriculum, is also being offered as a separate GCSE option in many schools.
The PGCE Secondary Biology option provides a pathway into teaching for good biology graduates who, ideally, also have a strong background in at least one other science at ‘A’ level. It is designed to prepare students for teaching all aspects of science to at least Key Stage 3, and biology at GCSE and ‘A’ level.
Development of subject and teaching knowledge and understanding is a priority and the team of science tutors includes specialists in biology, chemistry, physics and psychology teaching.
Topics covered include:
the aims of science teaching
the planning, preparation and evaluation of learning experiences for children of different ages and abilities
school laboratory management
the use of information and communications technologies to support science teaching and learning
Read more at https://www.exeter.ac.uk/teachertraining/secondary/science/biology/#2gWsuctG3ecx3hZd.99