“The whole of life is coming to terms with yourself and the natural world. Why are you here? How do you fit in? What’s it all about?”

David Attenborough

The Promise
Leeds, Bradford, Hull and East Yorkshire Code

Course Information

All secondary trainees receive 2 hours of subject training per week, led by a highly experienced subject leader, who has a strong track-record of outstanding results in schools in the GORSE Academies Trust. This ensures that training is highly tailored to meet the needs of all students. Links are made to KS2 and KS5. The content goes beyond the KS3 and KS4 National Curriculum.

Biology trainees will join trainees from chemistry and physics for the first two terms. This ensures that in any placement school you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to cover any subject in the science curriculum. This is because all schools will require biology teachers to teach all three disciplines of science. This strengthens your employability.

Moving into Term 3, you will receive biology-specific training. During the biology subject knowledge sessions, trainees will develop their understanding of the biology curriculum. Key topics covered will include cell structure and organisation, cell cycle, infection and response, body systems, bioenergetics, homeostasis, evolution and ecology.

You will have access to high-quality materials that will allow you to develop your own interests and create your own approach to teaching. By working alongside colleagues in our high-performing partnership schools, you will receive the very best opportunity to deepen your confidence and develop your own identity as a highly confident and capable biology teacher.

Applications for September 2024 are open now!

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