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    Hello,

    Yesterday I was at college doing a taster for A levels and the maths teacher asked what A levels we wanted to do. When I told him my choices he said I should rethink my choices but a careers advise person had previously told me that my choices were okay.

    The A levels I want to do are Maths, History, Biology and Art because I love the subjects, I am good at them and I think they'll help with primary school teaching as you need to teach various subjects.

    So should I change my choices or are my first choice subjects actually fine?
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    (Original post by shoakuma)
    Hello,

    Yesterday I was at college doing a taster for A levels and the maths teacher asked what A levels we wanted to do. When I told him my choices he said I should rethink my choices but a careers advise person had previously told me that my choices were okay.

    The A levels I want to do are Maths, History, Biology and Art because I love the subjects, I am good at them and I think they'll help with primary school teaching as you need to teach various subjects.

    So should I change my choices or are my first choice subjects actually fine?

    Would you be doing an undergraduate course in primary teaching as you don't say?

    Anyhow, to get on to an undergraduate degree course you would normally need at least five GCSEs (A-C) and two A levels. Some universities may prefer to see A levels related to national curriculum subjects so you should be fine with the ones chosen.

    You should also note that for all routes into primary teaching you MUST have GCSE's in Maths, English and a Science at grade C or above and have passed the numeracy & literacy skills tests which you would sit once you have a letter of acceptance onto a teacher training course.
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    Anything is fine, you can get into primary teaching with pretty much anything - I am in my 2nd year and people on my course have done all sorts of combinations. Those subjects sound really good, most people don't even do A-Levels and really struggle with subject knowledge, so with those you'll have a really good headstart.
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    This is the problem with colleges, the advice they give can vary dramatically depending on who you speak to, I know from first hand experience.
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    Hey! Ive applied for primary teaching this year, and i have got a conditional offer from edge hill, chester, derby, sheffield and LJM! I took emglish lang, iCT and drama im sure you will be okay, youve got maths in there :3
 
 
 
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