With so many important careers in healthcare and science dependent on people with skills and knowledge in this area, your ability to get your students excited about biology is vital.
This course will give you the skills and understanding needed to successfully meet the needs of children in the classroom. You will explore, test and develop the links between science and biology in education theory and its practice.
The University workshops and seminars facilitate a space for learners to conduct this, which is then supported by school placements.
This relationship, between theory and practice, alongside a variety of contrasting school experiences, ensures that you are offered a well-rounded teacher education. We believe that we are training biology teachers to work in any school setting so this course provides you with the opportunities to understand the urban context and experience working with children from a wide range of social, economic and cultural backgrounds.
Your course will feature a range of modules and the opportunity to get plenty of hands-on practice in local schools with support from colleagues in the school partnership and experienced University tutors. So while the PGCE is an academic qualification, the emphasis is very much on practical experience, with around two thirds of the course spent in school.
The course is taught by experienced practitioners, all of whom have been exceptional teachers and senior managers within schools.
All aspects of the PGCE, including your school experience placement of 120 days, will be linked closely to the BCU Core Curriculum Framework.
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