Teach Wimbledon
Biology (33PG)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Roehampton University
Financial support
Bursary or student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It’s also recognised internationally.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
9 October 2018
Date course starts
September 2019
Website
http://teachwimbledon.com

About the course

School Direct is a one year course which offers the opportunity to spend the majority of time in school, learning directly from experienced professionals. Professional Studies is provided by Higher Education Institutes and involves university-centred training once a week. Through lectures, workshops and assignments the theoretical aspect of teaching and Professional Studies supports practice in the classroom leading to the award of a P.G.C.E. and Qualified Teacher Status and 60 credits to Masters.

This course will prepare you to teach all aspects of Biology in secondary school. You will learn about current developments in the teaching of Biology and its place in the National Curriculum at GCSE.

The course will also enable the trainee to spend a period of time in a contrasting school placement arranged by Teach Wimbledon.

Interview process

Shortlisting:

Well-presented and coherent application

Suitable academic profile

Adequate teaching and or school experience

Favourable references

Good quality supporting statement

Subject specific criteria met

Interview:

Individual interview with Headteacher and Head of department

Class room observation

Subject related task

Literacy and Numeracy Tests

Tour the school

Candidate will have opportunity to meet the department and Senior team at the school

How school placements work

In the first instance, candidates select the school they would like to train at.

Teach Wimbledon will organise an away placement and all of the schools are based within the London borough of Merton and therefore within close proximity.

We are partnered with 6 Secondary schools and as part of the course trainees are expected to attend 6 weeks in another school. The rest of the year will be spent at the home chosen school.

Fees

The course fees for 2019/2020 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,750
EU students £9,750

The University offer a range of financial support, including generous scholarships, a Student Hardship Fund for those in financial difficulty, access to postgraduate student loans and personal advice on budgeting.

Financial support

You’ll get a bursary of £26,000 if you have a degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.

You don’t have to apply for a bursary - you’ll automatically start receiving it once you begin your course. Find out how you’ll be paid.

Financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

  • GCSEs at grade C or above including English, maths.

Degree classification of 2:1 or above

At least 2 weeks work experience in a classroom environment, however, applications will be considered even if this requirement is not met and this can be arranged prior to starting the course (This is desirable rather than compulsory)

Evidence at application of the ability to demonstrate a high standard of written English

Evidence at application of the ability to demonstrate a high standard of maths

Successful completion of skills tests in English and maths prior to commencement of course.

Personal qualities

To uphold the Teachers’ Standards with enthusiasm, commitment and demonstrate a vision for teaching

Ability to communicate clearly with speaking, reading and listening skills

Awareness of and sensitivity to children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive needs and to the range of attitudes and behaviours displayed by young people

Knowledge of current educational landscape

Openness to continuing professional learning

Openness to advice, guidance and positive professional challenge

Professionalism including organisation, punctuality, attendance and adherence to codes of conduct

The ability to work independently and a team player

Demonstrate the resilience to meet the demands of the course

Other requirements

Health and physical capacity to teach

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)

Commitment to equal opportunities

A vision for teaching

Relevant ICT skills

About the training provider

Welcome to Teach Wimbledon

Merton schools' are top in England for Progress 8, figures from DfE show

New figures released show that the progress made by pupils in Merton secondary schools, when they take their GCSE's, puts the boroughs schools as the best performing schools in the country. This comes as 100% of secondary schools in Merton continue to be judged at least good by Ofsted.

Working alongside Roehampton University, University of London and St Mary's University, Teach Wimbledon leads an Alliance and a unique school direct partnership with 17 schools in Merton.

School Direct is a route into teaching which enables graduates to be employed by the school where their training takes place for the year with an expectation that this will continue once the programme is successfully completed.

We lead the provision of training opportunities at Primary level and in a wide range of subjects at Secondary level.

First and Second year, 100% job offers within Teach Wimbledon secured.

Qualification leads to PGCE/60 masters credit and QTS. (No 3rd degrees allowed for any entry requirements)

Primary Schools: Dundonald, Hatfeild, Hollymount, Lonesome, St Mary's, The Priory C of E , St Thomas of Canterbury, St Teresa's , Sacred Heart , St John Fisher, St Peter and Paul's

Secondary Schools: Raynes Park High School, Ricards Lodge High School, Rutlish School , St Marks Academy, Ursuline High School, Wimbledon College.

Feedback on Teach Wimbledon

"Selection process is robust" "Students are well supported" "100% retention on the course"

Training with disabilities and other needs

We welcome all applicants and cater to the needs of all trainees according to what maybe required.

Contact details

Email
claudine.hughes@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk
Telephone
02039083130
Website
http://teachwimbledon.com
Address
Crescent Road
Wimbledon
London
Merton
SW20 8HA

Apply

Apply on the UCAS website. You’ll need to register with UCAS before you can apply.

Visit Get into Teaching for guidance on applying for teacher training.

When you apply you’ll need these codes for the Choices section of your application form:

  • Training provider code: 1ZO
  • Training programme code: 33PG

Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Name Address Code
Wimbledon College Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4NS C
Raynes Park High School Bushey Road, London SW20 0JL H
St Mark's Church of England Academy Acacia Road, Mitcham CR4 1SF 9
Ursuline High School Crescent Road, Wimbledon Sw20 8HA E
Ricards Lodge High School Lake Road, Wimbledon SW19 7HB 4
Rutlish School Watery Lane, Merton SW20 9AD 5

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