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PGCE Science with Biology

Course Description

The PGCE Science with Biology programme qualifies you to teach Science at 11–16 or 11–18 years.

Leeds Trinity PGCE courses are tried-and-trusted, with a longstanding reputation for excellence. Trainees do well on our courses, gain employment and progress in their careers.

The Leeds Trinity University PGCE Science programme offers well-structured training to teach pupils across the age and ability range in a diversity of schools, denominational and nondenominational.

Leeds Trinity University offers Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) (FHEQ Level 6) initial teacher training courses in a number of subject areas. PGCE students are also registered to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education qualification (PGCert) (FHEQ Level 7).

Benefits of PGCE Science with Biology

- Taught university training is provided by classroom experienced subject experts.
- University tutors are dedicated to supporting you throughout the course and into your first job as a teacher.
- We offer Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) Courses for people who need to improve their science knowledge before they start a PGCE. SKE courses comprise 6-weeks of online study and a 2-week summer school at the University.
- The employment rate of our students is extremely high and graduates have readily obtained teaching posts across the UK as well as within our partnership schools.
- The course qualifies you to teach Science at 11–16 or 11–18, providing o​pportunities to develop particular interests at Key Stage 3, 4 or at Advanced Level.

Graduate Destinations

97% of our PGCE secondary graduates have become teachers within six months of graduation, according to our most recent HESA survey.​

Study Route

You can choose to study PGCE Science with Biology via the following routes:

- The Leeds Trinity University PGCE Provider-led​ programme led by the University with placements in partnership schools. Trainees spend in excess of 24 weeks in schools, undertaking two contrasting teaching placements.
- PGCE School Direct programmes are a partnership between Leeds Trinity University and schools. Trainees normally spend most of their time in schools, with tuition provided by University tutors based at the school, and expert school teachers.
- Find out more about our partners that provide this study route: Beckfoot School​, Dixons Academies Trust, St Joseph’s RC Primary School, St Mary's College, Hull, and St Wilfred’s RC High School, Featherstone.
- PGCE School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) programmes are delivered by our expert teachers in schools. Trainees spend most of their time in schools, with some generic training provided centrally.

Visit the PGCE Science with Biology page on the Leeds Trinity University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You'll need a good honours degree (2ii or above and preferably single honours) with a significant proportion of Biology; GCSE Grade C (or equivalent) English and mathematics; Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy - more information is available at sta.education.gov.uk

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