Are you passionate about Science? Do you want to inspire students in secondary schools?
Our Science training courses culture a thought-provoking, constructive and positive environment with guaranteed support and commitment from our passionate subject specialist tutors. Not only will you receive specialist training within your discipline of Biology, but we will also help you to build confidence in teaching the sciences outside of your specialism at key stages 3 and 4. Trainees speak highly about the quality of our teacher training programme, the excellent partnership between the University and schools and the fantastic employment rates.
Our passion for inspiring the next generation of scientists permeates throughout the whole course, with sessions that are predominantly practical and laboratory-based. We equip you with the skills you need to become an outstanding Science teacher, including behaviour management within the laboratory and ‘wow’ moments, followed by how to engage students in their learning.
Trainees have access to national organisations such as the Association of Science Education, Royal Societies for Biology and Chemistry and the Institute of Physics.. The University of Worcester is the STEM Ambassador Hub for the West Midlands; this provides further enrichment opportunities which can help you to foster, encourage and enhance pupils’ interest in Science.
A biology subject knowledge enhancement course is available to anyone who would benefit from updating their biology knowledge. This will be discussed with you at interview.
Visit our website to find out more: https://www.worcester.ac.uk/courses/pgce-secondary-science-biology
You will be trained to teach 11-16 with post 16 enhancement.
Career opportunities: An integral part of the course is to support you in gaining a post as a teacher. Each year around 50% of our trainees gain employment in our partnership schools. Newly Qualified Teachers have one of the highest employment rates of all graduates and are very much in demand. Employment rates over the past 5 years have consistently been 95%+. At the end of the course we will support you in your transition from the PGCE year into your first teaching post, and beyond.
Assessment: You will be assessed on your teaching practice and two academic assignments. One assignment requires you to generate some teaching resources that will help pupils to learn a particular topic and the second assignment will engage you in reviewing the teaching strategies that are effective in your subject.