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    I'm a 2nd year PE student but have realised I only enjoy teaching invasion games such as football, hockey and basketball. I don't enjoy striking and fielding sports or athletics, so I am questioning being a secondary PE teacher.

    I was hoping I could take up a second subject such as psychology so I can balance my classroom time with practical time. I am only really interested in teaching invasion games for PE.

    By the time I graduate I would have completed 3 sports psychology modules. Anybody have any insight?
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    (Original post by jk2016)
    I'm a 2nd year PE student but have realised I only enjoy teaching invasion games such as football, hockey and basketball. I don't enjoy striking and fielding sports or athletics, so I am questioning being a secondary PE teacher.

    I was hoping I could take up a second subject such as psychology so I can balance my classroom time with practical time. I am only really interested in teaching invasion games for PE.

    By the time I graduate I would have completed 3 sports psychology modules. Anybody have any insight?
    To get onto a Psychology PGCE course you would typically need at least 50% of your degree to be in Psychology. Manchester Met say on their admissons page they will make exceptions for those with substantial relevant school experience- I would imagine they mean those who've been a classroom assistant/TA for quite a while, other universities may or may not make exceptions.

    If you did a PGCE PE course you could find a school looking for someone to teach a bit of Psychology as well- schools do sometimes take on people to teach a few classes of an additional subject, however its not the most usual combination, normally schools want a Psychology teacher to teach another social science like RS or Sociology. And you'd be unlikely to have a choice over which sports you taught as far as I'm aware, though its worth double checking on that.
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    Just to add in, academies are free to hire teachers regardless of their qualifications. If you work as a PE teacher for an academy, they can let you do psychology as well if they want.
 
 
 
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