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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on what I have to do to get on the right track to becoming a teacher?
    I'm doing an undergraduate criminology degree atm and in my first year. I've only just decided that I'd like to become a teacher recently.
    Only problem is I'd like to teach secondary and English if possible.
    Does anyone know what I need to do in order to get the qualifications for this?
    I've tried asking the uni but they haven't been much help. thanks
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    (Original post by RosieSheree)
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on what I have to do to get on the right track to becoming a teacher?
    I'm doing an undergraduate criminology degree atm and in my first year. I've only just decided that I'd like to become a teacher recently.
    Only problem is I'd like to teach secondary and English if possible.
    Does anyone know what I need to do in order to get the qualifications for this?
    I've tried asking the uni but they haven't been much help. thanks
    i also want to become a teacher
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    But yeah try KUDOS website for the qualification...
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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    i also want to become a teacher
    ooh, what are you wanting to teach? and do you know how to go about qualifying for the job?
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    (Original post by RosieSheree)
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice on what I have to do to get on the right track to becoming a teacher?
    I'm doing an undergraduate criminology degree atm and in my first year. I've only just decided that I'd like to become a teacher recently.
    Only problem is I'd like to teach secondary and English if possible.
    Does anyone know what I need to do in order to get the qualifications for this?
    I've tried asking the uni but they haven't been much help. thanks
    You d need a degree that's 50% English and then do a secondary pgce I think.
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    (Original post by RosieSheree)
    ooh, what are you wanting to teach? and do you know how to go about qualifying for the job?
    i am not into the jobs yet! i am doing AS atm so not yet but i find KUDOS website very helpful
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    (Original post by fatima1998)
    i am not into the jobs yet! i am doing AS atm so not yet but i find KUDOS website very helpful
    okay, thank you! I will have a look
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    You d need a degree that's 50% English and then do a secondary pgce I think.
    ah right okay, thank you
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    Pcge for secondary English are quite competitive too to get into, and most the time they require a 2.2-2.1 in English.

    If you really want to do it, you've got two options really.
    talk to your university about swapping to English in your second year. (I know some uni courses allow this as long as you pass the first year) and then complete a degree in English, as first year doesn't count for much anyway.

    Or contact prospective universities about their Pcge English secondary courses and ask them if they would consider someone without the a solid qualification in language or literature. If they say yes, sign up to some TA agencies, (they're everywhere) and do some temp work in schools whilst your not at lectures (you get paid too) or volunteer at a school in an English department to get some work experience to support your Pcge application!
 
 
 
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