Course Overview

When you become a biology teacher, you will help students understand through the ideas of biology how the complex and diverse phenomena of the natural world can be described in terms of key ideas.

Helping students understand the world around them is extremely gratifying. You will educate curious young minds on animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms and help them to interpret information about the natural world to identify patterns and relate possible cause and effect.

Teaching biology will help students to make improvements in their own lives and hopefully strive to create a sustainable world for generations to come.

When you teach Biology at secondary level, you will ensure that pupils have strong knowledge of:

  • Cell biology
  • Photosynthesis
  • Transport systems 
  • Health, disease and the development of medicines
  • Coordination and control
  • Ecosystems
  • Inheritance, variation and revolution

Benefits of participating in a Biology teacher training course with us:

  • You will receive ongoing support from the globally-renowned York St John University
  • We are in partnership with an outstanding network of schools, with the added opportunity of being able to teach in sixth forms
  • To help support your year of teacher training, you may be eligible for funding
  • We are consistently rated ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted