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    (Original post by Shelly_x)
    Youth clubs, brownies, scouts, etc. Also try get some experience in year 5/6 in primary school to help you understand the transition between primary and secondary.
    Okay, thanks for the advice. I guess its sort of a gap year while retaking alevels.
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    (Original post by sonnn)
    If I was to do a history and politics degree would I have a better chance?
    What subject do you teach?
    English. There's plenty of scope for H and P, (Politics at A level, though, not GCSE) but as Shelly says, it's about the most competitive area there is (apart from English.)
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    English. Yes, there's plenty of scope for H and P, but as Shelly says, it's about the most competitive area there is (apart from English.)
    I guess everything is competitive today but as you are a teacher would you give me any advice that would help me? :rolleyes:
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    This is all good advice.

    Look at University of Westminster too - they do teaching placement schemes too as part of their student support / career development.

    http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/c...ool-placements

    Best of luck!
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    (Original post by sonnn)
    I guess everything is competitive today but as you are a teacher would you give me any advice that would help me? :rolleyes:
    I'd go with what Shelly says. (I think she's a teacher too - there are lots of us on here.) My advice would be to go for a conventional single subject degree, followed by a PGCE, and get as much experience of volunteering/observing as you can. The cynic in me says get a sports coaching qualification as well. If you do really well in your degree, consider applying for Teach First, but it's extremely competitive. Nulli Tertius' suggestion of Bishop Grosseteste is an excellent one, too. Don't be put off by the name and the fact that you've never heard of it. Those people who count will know.

    How much observation have you done? Far be it from me to discourage the next generation, but do make sure you are going into this with your eyes wide open. It's not a career for the faint hearted.
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    I would suggest picking the course wisely, teaching is my third career option after research and public health due to doing Bio-med I would go on to be a Biology teacher

    your course needs to be strongly linked to what you do, no body wants someone with a degree in drama and poetry randomly teaching their kids chemistry
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    You people are really helpful thanks!
 
 
 
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