I would like to get into teaching, specifically English. The trouble is, my degree is totally unrelated to English, it's in Music Technology, and I didn't take English at A-Level either.
I've been considering undertaking another undergraduate degree in English Literature, but it's just too expensive. I also considered possibly doing a foundation degree in English Lit and then progressing directly onto a masters degree, but I don't think this is even possible.
I just wondered if anyone could help in suggesting other potential routes that may allow me to get into this profession.
Thanks for your help.
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- Thread Starter
- 26-04-2016 14:29
- 26-04-2016 22:22
To train to teach at secondary level, you need 50% of your degree to be in that subject. English is a very competitive course to get on, so without a relevant degree, I'm not sure there are any other options.
- 29-04-2016 18:18
Teach First let you teach English with just an A level in English I think.
- 30-04-2016 12:59
What has steered you towards the idea of English teaching, OP? What makes you think you would be good at it/enjoy it/be able to stretch a very capable A Level candidate who probably needs first-year university level material? Because all of these things are necessary in order to do the job effectively...