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    Hi everyone,

    I have just finished my first year of university and am due to start my second year soon. I study Early Childhood Professional Studies as I have always aimed to become a primary school teacher. I was planning to complete my degree and go onto completing a PGCE in primary teaching. Most of the students in my course also have the same aim, however, I have recently been wondering whether it is possible in any way to become a secondary school teacher with this degree?

    I understand that as a secondary school teacher you must specialise in the subject you wish to teach, therefore a degree which focuses on this subject would be desired. So if I applied for a PGCE course to become a secondary school teacher, will my choice of degree let me down? I have also heard about a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course, can anyone give me details on this?

    My A-Levels are not of satisfactory measures and are neither national curriculum subjects as they are:

    Media - C
    Photography - B
    Psychology - D

    Please can someone help, or give me an insight on what my options are? Any information is appreciated. Thank you!
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    (Original post by Summaia)
    Hi everyone,

    I have just finished my first year of university and am due to start my second year soon. I study Early Childhood Professional Studies as I have always aimed to become a primary school teacher. I was planning to complete my degree and go onto completing a PGCE in primary teaching. Most of the students in my course also have the same aim, however, I have recently been wondering whether it is possible in any way to become a secondary school teacher with this degree?

    I understand that as a secondary school teacher you must specialise in the subject you wish to teach, therefore a degree which focuses on this subject would be desired. So if I applied for a PGCE course to become a secondary school teacher, will my choice of degree let me down? I have also heard about a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course, can anyone give me details on this?

    My A-Levels are not of satisfactory measures and are neither national curriculum subjects as they are:

    Media - C
    Photography - B
    Psychology - D

    Please can someone help, or give me an insight on what my options are? Any information is appreciated. Thank you!
    As a secondary school teacher you are expected to have a minimum of 50% of your degree modules in the subject you want to teach. I can't see what secondary subject you would be qualified to teach with that degree (someone else may know better). If you really wanted to teach secondary you could take some level three modules in your chosen subject with the Open Uni after you graduate.


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    (Original post by Summaia)
    Hi everyone,

    I have just finished my first year of university and am due to start my second year soon. I study Early Childhood Professional Studies as I have always aimed to become a primary school teacher. I was planning to complete my degree and go onto completing a PGCE in primary teaching. Most of the students in my course also have the same aim, however, I have recently been wondering whether it is possible in any way to become a secondary school teacher with this degree?

    I understand that as a secondary school teacher you must specialise in the subject you wish to teach, therefore a degree which focuses on this subject would be desired. So if I applied for a PGCE course to become a secondary school teacher, will my choice of degree let me down? I have also heard about a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course, can anyone give me details on this?

    My A-Levels are not of satisfactory measures and are neither national curriculum subjects as they are:

    Media - C
    Photography - B
    Psychology - D

    Please can someone help, or give me an insight on what my options are? Any information is appreciated. Thank you!
    It would be very difficult for you to make a strong application with a childhood studies degree.

    Information about SKE's can be found here https://getintoteaching.education.go...nt-ske-courses

    They are aimed at people who already have an A-Level subject in the subject they want to teach, and I don't know if they offer them in the subjects you did at A-Level.
 
 
 
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