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Obviously psychology isn't on the national curriculum, and I would want to teach secondary, so looking at my options.

Would it be possible to do my PGCE in say biology? I would have A*/A science GCSE, did not study it at a-level.

Or would it have to be in social science/citizenship/R.E?

Jw what people with a psychology background have done, for their route into teaching!

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At least 50% of your degree needs to be related to the subject that you want to teach, so it wouldn't be possible for you to train to teach Biology or R.E. but psychology, citizenship and social science are all possibilities. The best thing to do is to check the entry requirements of the course providers to which you are interested in applying.
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I did my degree in Psychology and Sociology, and my MA in Psychology and I'm doing a Psychology PGCE. 50% of your degree needs to be your PGCE choice and you need C or above in Maths/English at GCSE (although there's now a lot of Maths/Statistics/Biology in Psychology and students are required to have a B minimum to study at A-Level).

My options were Psychology PGCE or Social Sciences PGCE - both are limited in the country and I'm having to commute a lot to get to a provider/school. My provider only had 1 space for each course. Saying that, if you're based in a large city, there will be a few more available. There are no salaried positions or bursaries available.

I'm having to teach RE and Health and Social Care alongside Psychology - Psychology is the majority of my timetable though.
You have to teach at least 2 KS in your PGCE. So one of my schools is KS5 only with RE at KS3 and the 2nd placement is KS4/5 Psychology with H&SC at KS4/5.

Job prospects, I'm concerned I may not get a job purely in Psychology and this is why my provider has given me RE and H&SC - so I have something else to offer.
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Psychology is a popular choice at A level if you were looking to teach in colleges.
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I know someone who did a psychology degree and a biology PGCE, but she had Biology A Level
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I got a btec science grade but I’m doing sociology degree would You say I’m allowed
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I know someone who did a psychology degree and a biology PGCE, but she had Biology A Level
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I got a btec science grade but I’m doing sociology degree would You say I’m allowed
Your best bet is the contact the unis. You may be able to do a subject knowledge enhancement course if they don't accept. Psychology has more science in it than sociology
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I have psychology BSc, PgDip in research methods in psych and MSc in psychology of education and I am PGCE secondary mathematics but I would say despite getting on the course and progressing well, I now can't find a job as most people write me off as psychology having nothing to do with maths
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(Original post by Findlay6)
I did my degree in Psychology and Sociology, and my MA in Psychology and I'm doing a Psychology PGCE. 50% of your degree needs to be your PGCE choice and you need C or above in Maths/English at GCSE (although there's now a lot of Maths/Statistics/Biology in Psychology and students are required to have a B minimum to study at A-Level).

My options were Psychology PGCE or Social Sciences PGCE - both are limited in the country and I'm having to commute a lot to get to a provider/school. My provider only had 1 space for each course. Saying that, if you're based in a large city, there will be a few more available. There are no salaried positions or bursaries available.

I'm having to teach RE and Health and Social Care alongside Psychology - Psychology is the majority of my timetable though.
You have to teach at least 2 KS in your PGCE. So one of my schools is KS5 only with RE at KS3 and the 2nd placement is KS4/5 Psychology with H&SC at KS4/5.

Job prospects, I'm concerned I may not get a job purely in Psychology and this is why my provider has given me RE and H&SC - so I have something else to offer.
I'm I the same boat as you do you think I can be a health and social care teacher with a pgce in psychology.
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(Original post by Platinum213)
Obviously psychology isn't on the national curriculum, and I would want to teach secondary, so looking at my options.

Would it be possible to do my PGCE in say biology? I would have A*/A science GCSE, did not study it at a-level.

Or would it have to be in social science/citizenship/R.E?

Jw what people with a psychology background have done, for their route into teaching!

Thanks
I'm this was many years ago but I'm in the same boat as you now lol.Did you get into pgce biology
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