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GCSE Social Science ITT

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    Hi guys,

    I am hoping to begin an ITT course in September 2017. The subjects where my heart lies and where I am most strong academically would be on the Social Science (SS) side. This leads me to believe that teahing SS at GCSE level would be a good teaching move to make.

    However, my concern is that the SS subjects, popular as they may be at A-Level, are not core GCSE subjects and are not taught in all schools.

    Consequentely, I may be running the risk of struggling to find schools that need a teacher in the SS. Also, there is the possibility of acquiring a job and the job becomming redundent if the schools budget gets tightened.

    Is there anybody who has done or is doing PGCE Social Science course at the moment knows what the employment climate is like for teachers in the Social Sciences.


    i am also wanting to do social sciences pgce next september but I have not even started my application and got told that the deadline is in december, is that right do you know?
    I am also concerned, theres only few unis running the course and I am worried about not being able to find a job after, also i dont think there is any funding available is there so i am going to struggle a little bit.

    if you have any information, would be highly appreciated because i am very confused on what to do
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