You will then focus fully on Biology, allowing you to specialise in the teaching of Biology at Key Stage 4.
You will critically evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of resources and your own lesson plans.
You will also understand the importance of literacy, numeracy and ICT in delivering an effective, all round curriculum.
You will be required to analyse the planning of a sequence of lessons, showing how they draw on reading and study to develop effective teaching and assessment in Biology and how the school context affected your decisions.
In addition to developing the knowledge and skills required to teach your chosen subject, you will be able to identify and evaluate effective strategies for assessing children's learning through formative and summative assessment strategies.
We have a range of specialist science and teaching facilities, providing you with a solid foundation on which to develop your skills and experience.
We have excellent relationships with schools in and outside London and during your studies, you also will undertake teaching placements in at least two secondary schools and have the chance to acquire skills in the application of new technologies in teaching and learning.Middlesex University also has dedicated subject tutors who have established strong relations with external specialists and partnership schools who will deliver contemporary and subject specific training sessions.At the start of the course you will be shown how to audit your science subject and pedagogical knowledge and you will develop an action plan to address gaps in subject knowledge.The two school experiences are assessed against the professional requirements under the Teachers’ Standards: To strengthen applications it is recommended that you have obtained, or have set up to obtain, recent and relevant experience within state secondary school settings in England.UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests, and to explore why you want to study with us.Prior to commencing the course, you must pass Department for Education professional skills tests in numeracy and literacy.You are advised to pass them wherever possible before your interview in order to give yourself the best possible chance of success.If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.The following requirements are set out in the Initial Teacher Training Criteria 2012 document.However if you haven't passed at the time of the interview and you receive an offer it will be conditional on passing the tests by a nominated date.For more information on how to prepare or book a professional skills test, To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.