Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Teach North: North Yorkshire Biology (AE94)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
The University of York
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
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
September 2022
Website
https://teachnorth.com/

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

As a Teach North Biology trainee, you will drive students to be curious learners and to answer questions and in answering these questions, the students will simply bring more questions to the surface. Alongside your students, you will explore and gain understanding of the complex and diverse wonders of living organisms within the natural world, looking at origin, morphology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour and distribution.

You will deliver lessons that develop curiosity about the natural world, appreciating how science works and its relevance to our everyday lives.

Your classroom will be brimming with practical experiments where students will learn to formulate hypothesise, analyse data and write conclusions. You will also have the opportunity to broaden your specialist subject knowledge by teaching Physics and Chemistry - we will support you with this!

On completion of this programme, you will be awarded a PGCE with QTS and 60 Masters credits in Education from the University of York. You’ll be delighted to know that we have a strong partnership with the University of York, creating a collaborative model of training.

Click here to read about one of our Biology trainees

School placements

During the programme, you will complete two placements in our alliance schools and academies. The location of these placements is decided by the Teach North team who will consider your home location, mode of transport and the capacity of the school or academy.

Click here to discover our placement schools

You will be assigned a trained mentor to support and celebrate your progress as you enter the teaching profession.

Click here to meet our mentors

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Outwood Academy Carlton
Royston Lane, Barnsley , South Yorkshire, S71 3EW
No
Outwood Academy City Fields
Warmfield View, Wakefield , West Yorkshire , WF1 4SF
No
Outwood Academy Easingwold
York Road , Easingwold, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 3EF
No
Outwood Academy Freeston
Favell Avenue, Normanton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire , WF6 1HZ
No
Outwood Academy Hemsworth
Wakefield Road, Hemsworth, Pontefract , West Yorkshire , WF9 4AB
No
Outwood Academy Ripon
Clotherholme Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 2DE
No
Outwood Academy Shafton
Engine Lane, Shafton, Barnsley, South Yorkshire , S72 8RE
No
Outwood Grange Academy
Potovens Lane, Outwood, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2PF
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

Your degree subject should be in Biology or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Personal qualities

Teach North is seeking applicants with the following qualities:

  • A genuine desire to put children first and a commitment to improving the life chances of young people
  • An ability to engage with students in a personable and professional manner
  • Resilience, flexibility and a passion to succeed in the teaching profession

Other requirements

Successful candidates must obtain clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) regarding suitability to work with children. Admission is also dependent on a satisfactory medical examination.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for UK students in 2022 to 2023 are £9,250.

About the training provider

Teach North offers a School Direct programme that strives to develop, support and celebrate excellent trainee teachers who are well-prepared for the profession.

We are an integral part of a high-performing multi-academy trust, Outwood Grange Academies Trust. We embrace the opportunity to ensure that all children, irrespective of their starting point, receive an excellent education.

We relish the opportunity to be part of the much needed regeneration of the areas we work in. We are serious about the part we have to play in regenerating the areas we serve by placing an outstanding school at the heart of the community.

To do this, we ensure that:

  • students are always at the forefront of what we do, so we can help them to reach their potential
  • that all our staff strive to be experts in our respective fields
  • together, as a trust, we are obsessive about attaining the highest standards, thereby enhancing children’s life-chances.

Quite simply, we want to be known for placing:

Students first; raising standards and transforming lives.

Interview process

If you meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to a remote interview to complete our selection process.

Click here to explore our remote interview process

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK for the duration of this course, you may need to apply for a Student visa.

To do this, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Before you apply for this course, contact us to check Student visa sponsorship is available. If it is, and you get a place on this course, we’ll help you apply for your visa.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

We offer disabled access across our family of schools and invite all applicants to discuss their individual needs with us so that we can place you in the most appropriate schools and academies for your training year.

Contact this training provider

Email
teachnorth@oie.outwood.com
Telephone
01302 720787
Website
https://teachnorth.com/
Address
Outwood Conference Centre, Yorkshire & Humber
Tenter Balk Lane
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN6 7EQ

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

If there is something wrong with this course listing, contact us by email.

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022