I am looking into going down the teaching route after my BA Hons Early Childhood Studies , but I know a GCSE Science at grade C is required for all PGCE and even EYTS courses.
I received a D in Science many years ago at school, and I have been researching places to retake the course but I feel like I am going round in circles! I have also seen mentioned online that there is equivalency testing (equivalent to a GCSE) which I could do instead of a GCSE course? Does anyone know anything about this?
I want a course that can be studied online (distance learning), and isn't too expensive.
Can anyone offer me some advice or recommendations?
Thank you in advance
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- 24-08-2015 10:48
- 24-08-2015 11:16
Yeah you need science gcse for primary teaching. Because there are practical elements of the course it might be difficult to find a good ddistance course. A lot of colleges off gsce as an evening course one evening per week for one academic year. You might find this to be your best bet. Shop around quickly though because they'll be starting in a couple of weeks.
- 24-08-2015 13:04
I had to re-take my GCSE Science in my second year of university to be able to get onto a PGCE. I had a two hour lesson every week on a Wednesday. I have now completed my PGCE and about to embark on my NQT year!
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- 24-08-2015 13:52
I re-sat my GCSE Science last October, I did something called ASFIT (Alternative Science for intending teachers) at my old university. They just put the tests on, you pay to take it and revise yourself. There were three seperate papers for chemistry, physics and biology and also a case study. They have a overview of what you should revise, I did it all online via GCSE bitesize and passed with B :-) I think it was £60 to sit the papers.
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- 24-08-2015 14:59
You can study an IGCSE in Science online and complete the course while you are working/studying