Entry Requirements For This Course
For the September 2015 entry you will need a B grade at GCSE in English and Mathematics and if you intend to follow your course through the medium of Welsh, a C grade in Welsh.
If you hold a C grade in GCSE English Language or Mathematics and are successful in other aspects of the selection process you will be given the opportunity to sit the equivalency test. If you are successful and you accept your place to study with us then you can start your programme as planned. Attendance at the workshops prior to the test is a compulsory part of the equivalency testing programme.
For further information please contact PGCE secondary admin: 01792 482111, S_PGCE@uwtsd.ac.uk
Good GCSE and A level qualifications including science subjects are generally expected. Students are expected to have a degree in Biology or a degree containing an appropriate number of modules showing evidence of degree level studies in biological topics.
The normal minimum entry requirement to the programme is a second class honours degree in Biology or in a strongly cognate discipline. 'A Level equivalent' qualifications, such as BTEC Advanced will also be taken into account. Details of particular subject entry requirements can be obtained by contacting the tutor named below.
If accepted onto our course, you will be required to obtain a clear enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly known as CRB, Criminal Records Bureau) clearance check as soon as possible.
If you were called to interview, it would be advantageous if you gained some work experience at a secondary school in order that you begin to realise what it means to be a classroom teacher and understand the demands that would face you in your chosen career.
The PGCE Secondary programme has a well-established link with the CANTEACH programme that supports and facilitates Canadian graduates' application to the PGCE Secondary programme.