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    Hi everyone this may sound like a stupid question but i'm looking to get into teaching, media to be exact, i've been doing some research but I am still confused. I'm currently about to start my first year in uni studying media and communications however once I complete my degree will I then need to do a PGCE and then be on my way to becoming a teacher or is there a lot more to it than that? I'm really confused and if anyone could shed some light on this I would be so thankful. I am also aware that if you want to become a media teacher you will usually have to do another subject alongside that such as English so that would probably be a better degree choice but again i'm not fully certain if this is the case.
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    There are many routes into teaching, but yes, the PGCE is the route I did. I got my degree and went for the PGCE straight after, and now I am ready to go for september.

    If your 100% focused on being a teacher, some English would be an advantage, yes.
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    That's amazing congrats! The PGCE I will be doing is for Media and English. Do you think this will be enough or should I consider changing my course from Media and Communications to something more English based? I did do English Language as an A-Level and didn't really enjoy it. Just out of interest what did you get a degree in if you don't mind me asking? Thank you for the quick reply!
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    My degree is in mathematics, so you may want to wait for someone to reply who has done an English or media PGCE.

    I would say however that I would be hesitant to advise anyone to do a 3 year degree in a subject they are not fully committed to. A degree is likely to be one of the most challenging things you will ever do, so make it something you enjoy.

    If your sure you want to do a PGCE start looking at specific courses and see what the entry requirements are. You may have the option to do a English PGCE even with a straight media degree. I have friends on my PGCE whose degree does not correlate to the subject they are now teaching.
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    You need at least 50% of your degree to be your chosen PGCE.

    You can choose to do a QTS which is cheaper and grants you the basic teaching qualification.
    PGCE grants you MA credits, and QTS.

    You need a minimum of C or above in Maths/English at GCSE
    You need to complete your Numeracy and Literacy skills tests.
    You need at least 10 days experience within your chosen phase (primary/secondary).

    Media isn't a shortage subject, so you may struggle to get a job and may have to co-teach another subject.
    Once you pass your PGCE, you're technically able to teach any subject, you just need to teach yourself the content first.
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    (Original post by Snow Child)
    If you are so certain you want to teach, and you haven't yet started uni - why didn't you apply for a B.Ed degree instead? Just curious.
    I'm sure that's mostly for those who want to teach primary: it doesn't allow you to specialise
 
 
 
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