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First year economics student want to become a Maths teacher at GCSE level.

I only have Maths to GCSE Level grade A.

I do not have an A Level in Maths.

Will I get on to a PGCE Secondary Maths course?
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How did you get onto an Economics degree without A level Maths?!
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How did you get onto an Economics degree without A level Maths?!
Hardwork and fantastic Level grades
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First year economics student want to become a Maths teacher at GCSE level.

I only have Maths to GCSE Level grade A.

I do not have an A Level in Maths.

Will I get on to a PGCE Secondary Maths course?
Yes it's possible but you may be questioned quite heavily about it in your PGCE interview. Have you considered learning A Level maths while on your degree? If you're considering a career as a maths teacher then it seems obvious to me that you should be doing A Level maths first if you have the time.
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First year economics student want to become a Maths teacher at GCSE level.

I only have Maths to GCSE Level grade A.

I do not have an A Level in Maths.

Will I get on to a PGCE Secondary Maths course?
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Hardwork and fantastic Level grades
Given the shortage in Maths teachers I wouldn't be surprised.

I've moved your thread into this sub-forum so you should get the advice you're after.

But you're already in good hands with Notnek
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Why not give the Get into Teaching line a ring?
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First year economics student want to become a Maths teacher at GCSE level.

I only have Maths to GCSE Level grade A.

I do not have an A Level in Maths.

Will I get on to a PGCE Secondary Maths course?
You'd get on a PGCE but you will probably be expected to take a subject knowledge enhancement course first. This shouldn't be a problem as you will be paid to do it.
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You'd get on a PGCE but you will probably be expected to take a subject knowledge enhancement course first. This shouldn't be a problem as you will be paid to do it.
I have emailed a university of interest that responded that I'd need to take A Level Maths before they'd accept me. Very gutted. I'm about to message more universities and see what they say.
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First year economics student want to become a Maths teacher at GCSE level.

I only have Maths to GCSE Level grade A.

I do not have an A Level in Maths.

Will I get on to a PGCE Secondary Maths course?

Economics Grad with AS-Maths now Maths Teacher (change in direction).

Yes you can do it assuming there is enough Maths in your course. Probably have to do an SKE (I did) which is a good thing, you get paid, it is really usefully at a good provider.

You will need to be prepared to answer "Why Maths?" but as said there is a shortage of Maths teachers, so with a good degree you will be snapped up. Looks like you only want to teach KS3 and 4, which there are plenty of schools for, some 11-18 schools have competition to teach their A-Level classes.

Since you are a first year make sure to get as much school experience in a variety of schools as you can!
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Economics Grad with AS-Maths now Maths Teacher (change in direction).

Yes you can do it assuming there is enough Maths in your course. Probably have to do an SKE (I did) which is a good thing, you get paid, it is really usefully at a good provider.

You will need to be prepared to answer "Why Maths?" but as said there is a shortage of Maths teachers, so with a good degree you will be snapped up. Looks like you only want to teach KS3 and 4, which there are plenty of schools for, some 11-18 schools have competition to teach their A-Level classes.

Since you are a first year make sure to get as much school experience in a variety of schools as you can!
Cheers for the reply!

You would be a great person for me to talk to in more detail, if that's okay?

Could you please email me?
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Cheers for the reply!

You would be a great person for me to talk to in more detail, if that's okay?

Could you please email me:
Word of advice. Never put your email on the forum. If you need to contact someone then send them a private message
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Word of advice. Never put your email on the forum. If you need to contact someone then send them a private message
Why?
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Why?
Initially your email could be spammed or used to sign up for other things you would never sign up for.

On the other end it could mess you up. I know your initial and surname. With that information and your IP I can find out who you are, where you live, where you go to school, what you look like and use information on you to turn your life upside down.
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Hey, so i'm final year economics and going into ITT for maths. My offered was based on my maths a level and experiences. What i would say is talk to providers and mainly focus on maths modules such as econometric methods to show you are confident with maths anyway.
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