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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    Would really appreciate some advice from people on this!

    So I'm due to graduate this year with a predicted 2:1 in English Literature and Drama & Theatre Studies. I really want to apply for a PGCE in Primary English.

    I currently have a Maths and English GCSE at a C as required but don't have the C in Science. I do however have a BTEC National Certificate in Applied Science. I have work experience working with children but unfortunately not within the last two years. At the moment, I have more experience working with college/university students.

    I already have been through a lot medically and due to this I have had to repeat my GCSE's twice to get where I am today. I really would feel demoralised if I had to do them again for the third time.

    Is there another way I can train to be a teacher without needing a C in Science? Or should I just bite the bullet, redo my GCSE's and experience, then apply for the 2018 PGCE entry? Hope this doesn't sound too depressive

    Contact providers and ask about science, they may take equivalents or enroll/suggest you enroll on a subject knowledge enhancement course during the summer.

    As for your experience, it's not for the provider - it's for you. To see whether you enjoy the atmosphere and working with primary children before it's too late. There's so many changes happening in education that you really need to have recent experience too.
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