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    Teachers don't have to have a GCSE in the subject they teach. My RE teacher had a languages degree but taught us RE. She joked about sitting the exam to see how she'd do, but it was just a joke.

    (Inb4 you don't need a GCSE to teach RE)
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    Doesn't matter that she's teaching your subject without having a GCSE in it. She might have studied at a degree level.
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    Maybe she did O levels back in the day.
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    I think its fine and a good thing. She could have done it at a higher level or as said in #23 done it at O level.
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    What the hell is my teacher thinking???

    I would laugh if she failed.

    Just seems something creepy about having your teacher take the GCSE with you in the same room of silence.

    So anyone else heard of this before?

    My teacher teaches a subject without having the GCSE for it, that seems strange as well.
    Have you decided how you will try and lose marks in the next exam yet? More swearing at the examiner or sticking to drawing a giant phallus on your exam paper?
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    (Original post by Mrs.Grey)
    You're teacher sounds fun
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    GCSEs are piss easy for adults, as are SATs or the Entrance Exams for us.
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    I know a few teachers do this at A Level so it doesn't seem that weird tbh.
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    She probably already has the GCSE in the subject lol why wouldn't she?

    She's probably just testing herself.
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    What the hell is my teacher thinking???

    I would laugh if she failed.

    Just seems something creepy about having your teacher take the GCSE with you in the same room of silence.

    So anyone else heard of this before?

    My teacher teaches a subject without having the GCSE for it, that seems strange as well.

    I think that is a great idea. I dont think it is creepy at all.

    Some teachers at my school do this too so they can experience the paper.

    And her not having the GCSE wont matter at all. GCSEs are new so she may have taken the O-level or A-level many years ago. Actually, she may not even have done that. Some degrees only require related A-levels (You can do an English language degree with phsycology at some places) However, it is highly likely she would have done a degree in the subject as most schools only take teachers with degrees in the subject they are teaching or similar (e.g. biology and PE)

    She wont fail either. Bear in mind that she has taught and marked similar papers hundreds of times and she will have knowledge way above the very basics required for GCSE (and GCSEs are basic - not saying they are easy [they're not] but they are nowhere near the detail of A-level and degree). She's doing the GCSE for future pupils not so she can get it for herself.
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    What the hell is my teacher thinking???

    I would laugh if she failed.

    Just seems something creepy about having your teacher take the GCSE with you in the same room of silence.

    So anyone else heard of this before?

    My teacher teaches a subject without having the GCSE for it, that seems strange as well.
    Ha ha if one of my teachers did this I would either feel really uncomfortable or just start laughing! What subject is it? How do they teach the subject without a GCSE in it?
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    Ha ha if one of my teachers did this I would either feel really uncomfortable or just start laughing! What subject is it? How do they teach the subject without a GCSE in it?
    Food Technology (She's textile's teacher)
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    Food Technology (She's textile's teacher)
    Well at least food is quite easy!
 
 
 
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