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hello guys :p: ive just done all my GCSE's and have now left school. i really want to become a primary school teacher and was wondering if the A levels that i am wanting to chose would help me in my career choice or if they would decrease my opportunity? here they are:

double health and social care
geography
sociology

what do you think? please let me know everything you think. i need help! :eek3: any advice would be great

thanks x
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I don't know much about it but i'm expecting they're very hot on the core subjects - so doing something like english lit for example would up you considerably.
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You need to have a core subject to become a primary school teacher, eg maths, science, english, history, geography etc so you should be sweeeeet

However- do the unis you want to go to class health and social as a 'proper' subject? I did H&S to AS level and I had to double and triple check all my unis accepted it, and my first choice needs a B at AS (which is what I got in H&S, have now dropped it) so I had to make sure it was a valid A level to have.
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English might be useful?
Geography could be your specialist subject; every primary school teacher has their own subject, but they rarely teach it.
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Double health and social care and sociology?

I would strongly recommend some more... traditional subjects. You'd be much more likely to be offered a place to study Education or a PGCE with;

English Lit/Lang, History, Geography, Maths (if you're up for it?), Religion, Theology etc.

These are the sort of humanities with the required weight behind them, and also have the advantage of being seen as such by universities and other employers should your aspirations change.

Best of luck in whatever you end up doing!
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My friends studying primary education at uni and the subjects she does are : Sociology , Government and Politics and maths.
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My friend did double health and social care and english language and she got an offer from Durham amongst all of her other choices.
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Hey , i'm doing Primary Ed at Roehampton this year and I have done Textiles, Media, English Language and Geography at A level. I would definately go for a least one of the core national curriculum subjects. I tried to chose one from each area like Textiles for the arts and Geography for humanities.
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I suppose you could take anything really but I would say take at least one traditional subject. English lit would be nice
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(Original post by tabby_girl)
hello guys :p: ive just done all my GCSE's and have now left school. i really want to become a primary school teacher and was wondering if the A levels that i am wanting to chose would help me in my career choice or if they would decrease my opportunity? here they are:

double health and social care
geography
sociology

what do you think? please let me know everything you think. i need help! :eek3: any advice would be great

thanks x
The best thing to do would be to look at a number of degrees from different universities and see if they look for anything in particular.
Having a bit of everything is probably best (science, english, humanities and arts) but dont pick a science subject if its not a strong subject for you

Good luck
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(Original post by Katiebabes:))
Hey , i'm doing Primary Ed at Roehampton this year and I have done Textiles, Media, English Language and Geography at A level. I would definitely go for a least one of the core national curriculum subjects. I tried to chose one from each area like Textiles for the arts and Geography for humanities.
Hope this helps
i think i might change sociology to english language, im just scared incase its really hard!? coz lots of my older friends havee warned me off doing it?
whats it like? what do you do in it? and is it hard?
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That sounds like a good idea, but don't do it if it's not a strong subject for you! I don't think it's that hard but it's completely different to GCSE english. In the first year you do do groupings and language in society (my classed looked at language and power, language and gender and language and technology). For the coursework you do two pieces of original writing, you can do anything you want as long as they're aimed at different audiences and for different purposes. In the second year you do language change over time and child language aquisition. In my opinion the first year is harder than the second
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(Original post by Katiebabes:))
Hey , i'm doing Primary Ed at Roehampton this year and I have done Textiles, Media, English Language and Geography at A level. I would definately go for a least one of the core national curriculum subjects. I tried to chose one from each area like Textiles for the arts and Geography for humanities.
Hope this helps

Hi Katie
I have just chosen my A level subjects!
I have chosen English literature/language, Music, Health and social care and Communication and culture.
Are these good enough in your opinion to get me on a primary education course?
I looked into Roehampton - are there examinations or is it coursework essay examined?
I see it goes through modules like maths, PE, Science, Music, English etc..... is it a really hard maths and science etc.. or are they just basic knowledge so you can teach the children it. Is it like snippets of maths not the full on maths degree!?

Thank You
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Thinking of doing:
Health and Social Care
Geography
Psychology
and I need a fourth subject, any ideas??

Preferably not maths or english!!!!!!!!
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To all those panicking about what is or is not suitable for primary teaching, just note that the subjects aren't the be all and end all of your application. I teach primary and my prior qualifications are:
Good range of 11 GCSEs (A-C), AS level Bio, Critical Thinking and General Studies, A level Art History, Drama, Psychology and an undergraduate degree in Art History. You just have to be able to justify links to the national curriculum, which for me was a bit of a stretch. If you can talk the right talk and impress on your personal statement, you should be fine with any somewhat 'traditional' subjects. Don't feel like you must do English or Maths if they're not strong subjects for you.

I got As in both English lit and lang and Maths at GCSE, but I know I would have struggled to do any of them at A level.
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To all those panicking about what is or is not suitable for primary teaching, just note that the subjects aren't the be all and end all of your application. I teach primary and my prior qualifications are:
Good range of 11 GCSEs (A-C), AS level Bio, Critical Thinking and General Studies, A level Art History, Drama, Psychology and an undergraduate degree in Art History. You just have to be able to justify links to the national curriculum, which for me was a bit of a stretch. If you can talk the right talk and impress on your personal statement, you should be fine with any somewhat 'traditional' subjects. Don't feel like you must do English or Maths if they're not strong subjects for you.

I got As in both English lit and lang and Maths at GCSE, but I know I would have struggled to do any of them at A level.

That's good dont want to do english or maths next year. thanks
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