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Becky Loader
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I have all these weird and wonderful ideas for a future career, and one which keeps returning to me
is teaching (I'm banned from social work, so it's the next best thing... ).

My question is what qualification you need to teach a subject at secondary school - specifically, if
I were to graduate with a BA in Theology & Religious Studies and then do a PGCE would I then be able
to teach history, as well as theology/RS, at a high school? If so, would I only be eligible to teach
up to year 9 in history?

I ask because I know someone through my job who has taught both after doing a theology degree,
although that was a few years ago.

Cheers for any help - it's a very, very long way off now, anyway.

Becky
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John Porcella
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"Becky Loader" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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[q1]> I have all these weird and wonderful ideas for a future career, and one which keeps returning to[/q1]
[q1]> me is teaching (I'm banned from social work, so it's the next best thing... ).[/q1]

Why are you banned from social work, if that is not too sensitive a question?

[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> My question is what qualification you need to teach a subject at secondary school - specifically,[/q1]
[q1]> if I were to graduate with a BA in Theology & Religious Studies and then do a PGCE would I then be[/q1]
[q1]> able to teach[/q1]
history,
[q1]> as well as theology/RS, at a high school? If so, would I only be eligible to teach up to year 9 in[/q1]
[q1]> history?[/q1]

Once you attain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) then it is pretty much up to the school to
decide what you will teach. We have all heard of maths being taught by non-mathematicians, such
is the shortage.

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Jhp
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Becky Loader <[email protected]> wrote in message
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[q1]> I have all these weird and wonderful ideas for a future career, and one which keeps returning to[/q1]
[q1]> me is teaching (I'm banned from social work, so it's the next best thing... ).[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> My question is what qualification you need to teach a subject at secondary school - specifically,[/q1]
[q1]> if I were to graduate with a BA in Theology & Religious Studies and then do a PGCE would I then be[/q1]
[q1]> able to teach[/q1]
history,
[q1]> as well as theology/RS, at a high school? If so, would I only be eligible to teach up to year 9 in[/q1]
[q1]> history?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> I ask because I know someone through my job who has taught both after[/q1]
doing
[q1]> a theology degree, although that was a few years ago.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Cheers for any help - it's a very, very long way off now, anyway.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Becky[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
Yes. My son is going to teach maffs having done a degree in Archaeology. (I don't make the
rules!) John
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Becky Loader
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[q1]> "Becky Loader" <[email protected]> wrote in message[/q1]
[q1]> news:[email protected]...[/q1]
[q2]> > I have all these weird and wonderful ideas for a future career, and one which keeps returning to[/q2]
[q2]> > me is teaching (I'm banned from social work, so it's the next best thing... ).[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Why are you banned from social work, if that is not too sensitive a question?[/q1]

My dad did 20 years in social work before it forced him to ill-health-induced early retirement.
Although it's something that interests me, some of the tales he can tell, as well as the worry I
know he'd have if I went into it, have made it seem less feasible.

Mind you, I know teaching's not an awful lot better for that...

[q2]> > My question is what qualification you need to teach a subject at[/q2]
secondary
[q2]> > school - specifically, if I were to graduate with a BA in Theology & Religious Studies and then[/q2]
[q2]> > do a PGCE would I then be able to teach[/q2]
[q1]> history,[/q1]
[q2]> > as well as theology/RS, at a high school? If so, would I only be[/q2]
eligible
[q2]> > to teach up to year 9 in history?[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Once you attain QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) then it is pretty much up[/q1]
to
[q1]> the school to decide what you will teach. We have all heard of maths[/q1]
being
[q1]> taught by non-mathematicians, such is the shortage.[/q1]

Ah, right. I was taught history/geography and maths by a PE teacher, but only up to year 9, so I
wasn't sure whether there was a policy on teacher specialisms after that.

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Fadz111
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[q1]>e have all heard of maths being taught by non-mathematicians, such is the shortage.[/q1]

ahhh, my sister should be helping the teaching profession in that department very soon. Having got
her degree in Maths and Computer Science from, dare i say it Mr Huntbach, QMW, shes now going to
teach maths at secondary school after doing her PGCE this year.

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"Becky Loader" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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[q1]> I have all these weird and wonderful ideas for a future career, and one which keeps returning to[/q1]
[q1]> me is teaching (I'm banned from social work, so it's the next best thing... ).[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> My question is what qualification you need to teach a subject at secondary school - specifically,[/q1]
[q1]> if I were to graduate with a BA in Theology & Religious Studies and then do a PGCE would I then be[/q1]
[q1]> able to teach[/q1]
history,
[q1]> as well as theology/RS, at a high school? If so, would I only be eligible to teach up to year 9 in[/q1]
[q1]> history?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> I ask because I know someone through my job who has taught both after[/q1]
doing
[q1]> a theology degree, although that was a few years ago.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Cheers for any help - it's a very, very long way off now, anyway.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Becky[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
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Wary of attempting to answer on this, because I know policies have changed a great deal in the last
decade or so. I THINK you could still choose to specialise in a subject like English or French for
your PGCE, given that you have excellent A level grades in both those subjects. If you did this then
you'd be able to teach either or both up to GCSE level and probably higher. I can imagine that you'd
be in enormous demand for your ability to offer either of these subjects because they are both
"shortage" areas.

Anyway I haven't checked my facts, so treat with caution, OK?

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Seamus
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I think the policy is set by the school based on what staff they have, the will prefer staff with a
degree in that subject to teach the higher levels but if their isnt anough staff then the will
premit you to teach it, so I think it is up to the school(or LEA).

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Ian/Cath Ford
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On Sat, 13 Jul 2002 01:52:12 +0100, "Becky Loader" <[email protected]> wrote:

[q1]>I have all these weird and wonderful ideas for a future career, and one which keeps returning to me[/q1]
[q1]>is teaching (I'm banned from social work, so it's the next best thing... ).[/q1]

It can be a marvellous thing, of course, but can also be a sod of a job. I presume you've been into
a few schools? Really is worth doing at some point before the end of your final year - may help you
to figure out a few things.

I'll say the same basic thing as Ginnie - not sure about History and RE. I guess that both *should*
be open to you, and you may well find that Philosophy and maybe things like Sociology may be there
as well. Having said that, I may well end up teaching RE and Food at some point in the not too
distand future, having got a U at O level in the first one and never done the second to any level
whatsoever.

A friend of mine used to teach History and is now head of RE having been off to be a priest for a
while. I guess there's enough overlap, certainly up to GCSE anyway.

No help at all I know.....

Ian
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On 13 Jul 2002 17:09:46 GMT, [email protected] (Fadz111) wrote:

[q2]>>e have all heard of maths being taught by non-mathematicians, such is the shortage.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>ahhh, my sister should be helping the teaching profession in that department very soon. Having got[/q1]
[q1]>her degree in Maths and Computer Science from, dare i say it Mr Huntbach, QMW, shes now going to[/q1]
[q1]>teach maths at secondary school after doing her PGCE this year.[/q1]

Does she want to come and work in Suffolk? Seriously. We'll offer her a job if she does
(probably).....

See, schools' aren't desperate to get mathmos at all....

Ian
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