Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Hello,

    I have a Chemistry degree and currently work full time in this field. However, I'd like to get into primary teaching and plan on applying to UCAS in the next few weeks - i have a week booked off from work to assist in a classroom environment. I also have been helping in my local cubs group for the past year. Do you think this experience will be sufficient to secure an interview in Edin/Strath/Glasgow? I'm concerned I need more experience but cant afford more time off work...

    Also, how can i relate my Chemistry degree to primary education? I'm struggling to fit this into my personal statement.

    Thanks!
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • PS Reviewer
    • Clearing and Applications Advisor
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by cemc123)
    Hello,

    I have a Chemistry degree and currently work full time in this field. However, I'd like to get into primary teaching and plan on applying to UCAS in the next few weeks - i have a week booked off from work to assist in a classroom environment. I also have been helping in my local scouts group for the past year. Do you think this experience will be sufficient to secure an interview in Edin/Strath/Glasgow? I'm concerned I need more experience but cant afford more time off work...

    Also, how can i relate my Chemistry degree to primary education? I'm struggling to fit this into my personal statement.

    Thanks!
    You need relevant work and primary experience according to the Edinburgh website so while both the experiences you mentioned should be fine for a start I think you will need more particularly in primary. *Interrobang* will have more insight.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Wiki Support Team
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    You don't need to relate your degree to primary teaching - you need to talk about your shadowing and skills, which are far more important. Look at the advice linked in my signature at the bottom of this post for more detailed advice
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Great thank you! I’ll take a look I’m just concerned they’ll think I don’t have enough classroom experience. But I work a full time job ...and I’m taking holidays his week to go into a classroom! Stressing 😅
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • TSR Support Team
    • Wiki Support Team
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    They might stipulate that you gain more before the start of the course. Ideally at least 2 weeks is helpful but just make sure that you learn and reflect a lot
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Useful resources
    Graduates celebrate

    How to write a good personal statement

    Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

    Uni match

    Find your perfect uni course

    Don't know where to apply? Let our uni match maker be your guide

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.