I have a 2:1 degree in Philosophy but obviously that isn't directly related to maths. I've always been good at maths and with the demand for maths teachers I would like to teach it.
Do I actually need to do do a maths A-level in order to teach, are there any sort of conversion courses that anyone knows about?
I got a B in Maths GCSE if that's relevant.
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Is an A-level in maths necessary to become a maths teacher at primary level? watch
- Thread Starter
- 07-01-2015 19:22
- 07-01-2015 21:21
Primary teachers teach the entire curriculum, not just one subject.
The shortage in maths teachers really refers to secondary education, as far as I know.
I believe that even with the shortage, you would need A level or above to be considered for a training place, even throughTeach First .
- 07-01-2015 21:44
As already mentioned, primary school teachers teach all subjects. However, many universities offer trainees the chance to be a subject specialist. You would still teach all subjects but take more of a leading role in your specialism. I think it depends on the university as to whether or not you would need A levels in maths to be a primary maths specialist. I got a place on a primary with PE specialism despite having no PE qualifications (but I have a lot of sporting achievements and abilities I can share).