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    Hello, I am looking to study a BA degree with the Open University in a named humanities subject (English, History or RS). My long-term goal is to get a place on the SCITT/PGCE programmes in my local area in order to become either a primary school teacher or a secondary school English teacher.

    I presently have all the needed GCSEs for both, and I have no A-level qualifications.

    Will an OU degree be suitable for a position in teaching?
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    I've been in contact with my local teaching providers.
    I was told that 50% of my degree needs to be for the subject I wanted to teach .

    I want to teach maths and so I'm having to do the maths degree instead of maths and statistics to make sure my maths modules outweigh my statistics modules.
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    (Original post by Jobo24)
    Hello, I am looking to study a BA degree with the Open University in a named humanities subject (English, History or RS). My long-term goal is to get a place on the SCITT/PGCE programmes in my local area in order to become either a primary school teacher or a secondary school English teacher.

    I presently have all the needed GCSEs for both, and I have no A-level qualifications.

    Will an OU degree be suitable for a position in teaching?
    It should be, but some institutions may ask for A levels; just avoid those. Your main concern for secondary would be ensuring that at least 50% of your degree (in terms of credits) is in the subject you want to teach, so your degree would either need to be entirely English or at least half English. If you want to teach primary, it doesn't matter which subject you choose - there was a user on TSR who got an offer for the University of Cambridge Primary PGCE with an Advertising and Marketing degree!
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    Hi, I have an Open Univeristy 'Open' Hnoours Degree and have been accepted to do School Direct Secondary - 2/3 of my degree modules are in the subject I'm going to teach and I volunteered to do a SKE before starting. As already mentioned the standard rule for Secondary is at least 50% of your degree in the subject you want to teach and Primary tends to be less specific on the subject.
    Good luck!
 
 
 
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