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I want to do History at University, and go on to teach it to secondary school. I'm currently doing my A Levels and would appreciate any advice/knowledge on how I would go about becoming a teacher.

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I want to do History at University, and go on to teach it to secondary school. I'm currently doing my A Levels and would appreciate any advice/knowledge on how I would go about becoming a teacher.

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Do History degree. Do PGCE in Secondary History. Sometime before you do your PGCE in Secondary History you need to get some experience in a secondary school- some people do a few days observation, others take a year (or more) out and become a teaching assistant. I should add there are different 'pathways' if you like as well as the traditional uni based PGCE but they are almost all for graduates.
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Yeah, all you need to do is your degree and then your PGCE, but definitely also need experience. If you want to do it in a sort of "short cut" way, then you can always do a teaching degree in secondary education and specialise in History, although, if you ever change your mind and decide to not go into teaching after all, then a teaching degree isn't really malleable, whereas a degree in History can be moulded into almost any career.
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Lots of basic advice and info here : https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/

Advice above about doing a straightforward degree in History rather than a teaching degree is good, but it might be worth you also looking at joint subject degrees :

Birmingham - Education and History - http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergra...n-history.aspx

University of Wales - History combined with lots of other subject options - http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/course-search/?keyword=history

Keele - History combined with lots of other subject options : http://www.keele.ac.uk/ugcourses/history/#tabs-3
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