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I want to go into secondary school teaching for English but I'm currently considering doing a foundation year at university due to the low a level entry requirements. If I got between BBC or BCC at A Level would it still be possible for me to do a secondary PGCE?
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You definitely can. It's more about what you get in your university course and in your PGCE, not A Level.
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(Original post by fisnowcones)
I want to go into secondary school teaching for English but I'm currently considering doing a foundation year at university due to the low a level entry requirements. If I got between BBC or BCC at A Level would it still be possible for me to do a secondary PGCE?
Assuming that you end up with a 2:1 or better then you should be able to access a teaching course afterwards

I assume that your B will be in English - bear in mind that schools looking to employ a teacher will be looking at your A Levels far more than a job where they are less relevant
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Assuming that you end up with a 2:1 or better then you should be able to access a teaching course afterwards

I assume that your B will be in English - bear in mind that schools looking to employ a teacher will be looking at your A Levels far more than a job where they are less relevant
Thank you for answering My AS grades are CCC and I can probably get my teachers to predict me BBB since I'm resiting some of the modules. I'm kinda curious about the bare minimum for A level grades to become a teacher as one of my teachers got BBC and was able to become a teacher. Another one of my teachers said that she went to a low level university but once she got her degree she was fine. If I did manage to get BBB or BBC, got into a decent university and graduated with 2:2 honours and above, would it be harder to get a job in teaching if I did a foundation year at a university (like UEA for example) or in the end would it just be the same as a normal English Literature degree?
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Thank you for answering My AS grades are CCC and I can probably get my teachers to predict me BBB since I'm resiting some of the modules. I'm kinda curious about the bare minimum for A level grades to become a teacher as one of my teachers got BBC and was able to become a teacher. Another one of my teachers said that she went to a low level university but once she got her degree she was fine. If I did manage to get BBB or BBC, got into a decent university and graduated with 2:2 honours and above, would it be harder to get a job in teaching if I did a foundation year at a university (like UEA for example) or in the end would it just be the same as a normal English Literature degree?
There is not a minimum A Level requirement
If you get a 2:1 you should be able to get onto a PGCE course after your degree

If you have a degree in English then your A level will matter less
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