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    Hi all,

    I have been looking at the GCSE and A-level Syllabus for Biology and Chemistry as these are the areas where my PGCE will lie.

    Some of the A-Level Chemistry was not part of my Open University Degree (I mean I can easily learn it) but is this normal? Most of the syllabus I know off by heart and at a higher level obviously...

    p.s. I didn't do A-Levels in Science, I am a mature OU Student (27 years old)
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    (Original post by Lambert87)
    Hi all,

    I have been looking at the GCSE and A-level Syllabus for Biology and Chemistry as these are the areas where my PGCE will lie.

    Some of the A-Level Chemistry was not part of my Open University Degree (I mean I can easily learn it) but is this normal? Most of the syllabus I know off by heart and at a higher level obviously...

    p.s. I didn't do A-Levels in Science, I am a mature OU Student (27 years old)
    No teacher knows the entire syllabus by heart, different exam boards teach different things etc. I'm going to teach RE - no degree would prepare you to know everything about every religion. You have a degree (and an OU one to boot!) which is what they require! Stop worrying


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    I can empathise with this worry. I don't hold an A level in some subjects I could teach with the degree in them.

    I might do an A level retrospectively but I keep telling myself that this is not strictly necessary because all job adverts I've seen ask for a degree in the subject to be taught but don't mention A levels.
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    I can empathise with this worry. I don't hold an A level in some subjects I could teach with the degree in them.

    I might do an A level retrospectively but I keep telling myself that this is not strictly necessary because all job adverts I've seen ask for a degree in the subject to be taught but don't mention A levels.
    Oh god you don't need an A-Level in the subject you wish to teach do you?


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    Oh god you don't need an A-Level in the subject you wish to teach do you?


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    No!


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    No you don't if I do one it will be more for my own challenge than any extreme necessity that doesn't exist
 
 
 
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