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    (Original post by Deirds)
    I suggest you do a science degree and then decide if you want to be a teacher.

    I'm currently a supply teacher doing an Open University degree.

    I didn't realise you were still at school. Sorry. Generally, there are no guaranteed well paid jobs for specific degree courses. You need to decide if money or interest is your main motivation for study.

    Hello, hmmmmmmmm i was considering doing Biomedical Science but that just leads to lab-based work which isn't my motive. Most "sciency" careers are lab based other than: Pharmacy, Optometry, Midwife, Nurse, Audiology and speech and language therapist.

    I was considering doing Pharmacy but then i only got C's at GCSE and currently doing a BTEC science l3 course, i think it might be too difficult for me.

    It's okay, i'm at College actually lol! , what made you think i was at School?

    Interest is my mainn motivation for study, finance is the bonus!
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    (Original post by Sarahs.cheddars)
    Hi I just wanted to say that being a science techinacian in a school is a really good place to give you an idea of whether you really want to teach or not. You'll get the science-y side but also a lot of organising, budgets, seeing teachers work etc.

    To be a science teacher you will need a degree in a science subject and then to do a Secondary PGCE so you can teach! Why not also ask to observe or help out with some science classes at a secondary school?
    Hmmm never thought of that! Thanks however, i suppose actually shadowing teachers will be better?

    My tutor annoys me, i find the work placement but she doesn't even bother to contact them!
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    Hmmm never thought of that! Thanks however, i suppose actually shadowing teachers will be better?

    My tutor annoys me, i find the work placement but she doesn't even bother to contact them!
    Contact them yourself?? I don't think there are any rules against that!
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    Contact them yourself?? I don't think there are any rules against that!
    You sound confident! I have, i'm the one who contacted them and asked through email, they have a place for me to do work experience! But they want the college to arrange the date, time etc. :P x
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    You sound confident! I have, i'm the one who contacted them and asked through email, they have a place for me to do work experience! But they want the college to arrange the date, time etc. :P x
    Oh I see! if your tutor is being slow ask someone else to arrange it.... Another teacher, someone in senior leadership? She might just be busy, you could always ask if she'd rather you arranged it through a different member of staff.

    I'm going to volunteer in a school soon too and I can't wait! I've always got teaching on the brain haha
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    Oh I see! if your tutor is being slow ask someone else to arrange it.... Another teacher, someone in senior leadership? She might just be busy, you could always ask if she'd rather you arranged it through a different member of staff.

    I'm going to volunteer in a school soon too and I can't wait! I've always got teaching on the brain haha
    Aww :P Ahaha cool!, nice idea i might do that...

    What are you going to volunteer as at School? What made you consider teaching? What are you doing at College? Are you planning to teach at a Primary or Secondary School?

    Soz for the Questions lol, just curious feel free to ask me questions if desired
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    (Original post by Uz25)
    Do Primary teachers teach only one subject or more than one?.Do teachers have to take only 30 books to mark, including homework every day?How many times do you do training?What type of person would enjoy teaching?After how long does your salary could increase and how much? .
    Although someone has already responded, I just wanted to put in my two cents.

    Primary teachers teach EVERYTHING! If you want to specialise look into secondary. All you have to do is think back to your time in primary school. Remember you were always with the same set of teachers all the time.

    The amount of books you carry home is dependent on your class size. If you have 30 students don't expect to carry home anything less than 30 books, could be double or triple that depending on the subjects you need to mark. Marking for Primary will, however, be a lot easier than secondary as it's not so detailed or specialised, although just as time consuming.Training is dependent on the school or your own personal desire to extend knowledge, as far as I'm aware.

    I'm not sure if you're cut out for teaching. Not to be rude or condescending, but I personally believe that those most people who are into teaching, have that passion for teaching or a genuine interest in teaching know two basic things:
    1. The pay, especially initially, will not equal the workload and therefore,
    2. You should never become a teacher based on salary. You have to do it based on passion because trust me it is one of the most trying professions in the world and you are very much under-appreciated by those who are supposed to be supporting and advocating for you.

    If you stick with the job, work well and are genuinely gratified by what you do, then you will grow within your career and therefore your salary will also grow, but arguably, so too will your workload.Teaching takes a lot out of you. Personally and professionally. There will be times where you're going to have to sacrifice some of your social life, and later family life, to focus on work but honestly, if you want to succeed at anything you do in life there will always be some form of sacrifice. Do it for the love of the job, the smiles on those faces, the feeling of knowing you made a positive impact in someones life and the memories and moments you share with them, however brief, are so gratifying I can't even describe. Get some experience, see if it's what you like. Kudos to know for coming on here and trying to do some research on it first before you make a final decision.
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    (Original post by Sarahs.cheddars)
    Just felt the need to point out that they have TONS to do. Give lessons all day at school, do duties, deal with parents, then go home and plan all future lessons, make resources, Mark books and tests, contact parents, create classroom displays etc.
    They have to do all this out of working hours, when else would they do it?
    Oh right. I've probs commented before but it's been a while so yeh.

    I'm sure i won't mind giving lessons as that's the main role of a teacher! When you ,mean by make resources what do you mean? How often do you mark books and how long does it take? I'm sure creating classroom displays must be fun!

    As far as planning future lessons, i'm sure i won't find that bad as i love creating Power Point presentations including creativity which is beneficial and motivated Primary School kids. <3
 
 
 

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