What A-levels are required to become a History teacher!?

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currently placed down my A levels for:
Ancient history
Classical civilization
Modern history

much appreciate if you can help tell me and educate me upon qualification requirements for becoming a history teacher.

NOTE: i may swap classical civilization for English LANG
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Just off the top of my head I think a history degree and a PGCE are more important
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the chances are, after uni, when applying for a teaching job for history, the a levels you chose will not be the determining factor.

it will be what you have a degree in and whether or not you have a teaching degree.
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Just off the top of my head I think a history degree and a PGCE are more important
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the chances are, after uni, when applying for a teaching job for history, the a levels you chose will not be the determining factor.

it will be what you have a degree in and whether or not you have a teaching degree.

The guy is probably asking if those A-Levels are alright for a history degree?
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currently placed down my A levels for:
Ancient history
Classical civilization
Modern history

much appreciate if you can help tell me and educate me upon qualification requirements for becoming a history teacher.

NOTE: i may swap classical civilization for English LANG
Uh, none. At all. There aren’t a level subject requirements for teaching history.

That being said, you’ll likely need History A-Level in order to take history at degree level.
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Just off the top of my head I think a history degree and a PGCE are more important
Sorry i have misinformed. what A levels will be needed for me to reach uni SO i can get a degree!



THANKS
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the chances are, after uni, when applying for a teaching job for history, the a levels you chose will not be the determining factor.

it will be what you have a degree in and whether or not you have a teaching degree.

Sorry i have misinformed. what A levels will be needed for me to reach uni SO i can get a degree!



THANKS
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the subjects you have chosen sound fine.

but it’s no good asking us really. why not just look at the websites of the unis you’re interested in and see what their entry requirements are, both subject and grade wise.

you’ll definitely need history to do a history degree. other than that, they likely wont care
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RIGHT I HAVE MISINFORMED.


what A levels will be needed for me to reach uni SO i can get a degree!

sorry for the error!!



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Sorry i have misinformed. what A levels will be needed for me to reach uni SO i can get a degree!



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Those subjects are fine (unis seem to be pretty loose regarding humanities subjects) but honestly you don't need all three subjectsto be history-related.
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As long as you have your A level history, you should be fine.
I know with history its based on writing you may want to think about taking a subject like English lit or language?
Plus, depending on what time of history you choose (modern or international)
Taking politics could help

https://study.com/how_to_become_a_history_teacher. html
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History, obviously. A-Levels such as Politics and Sociology/ Religious Studies also have a huge amount of Synopticity. Out of the ones I mentioned, I’d say that Politics is probably one to take, after History, this is because a lot of History Teacher PGCE Course’s allow one to enrol as a History Teacher with a degree in Politics as an alternative to History
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THANKS
no need for that
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You obviously love History, and that’s great, but I’m concerned you’re really narrowing your breadth with those choices. You’ll have at least three years to specialise in History at degree level (and even then you may take an elective module in something else). Some unis actually frown on having A Levels that are very similar because it doesn’t demonstrate that you are a well rounded individual. I’m not saying go and study Physics or something, but a little bit of variety would probably look better on a CV, particularly for teaching. You said you may consider English Language which seems like a good choice to me. Have you considered Geography? It complements History very well, and it would stand you in good stead if you decide to become a Humanities teacher.

My advice:
Google a few unis and their entry requirements for History degrees.
Keep your options open in case you decide teaching isn’t for you.
Consider a slightly less History based A Level as one of your options.
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You obviously love History, and that’s great, but I’m concerned you’re really narrowing your breadth with those choices. You’ll have at least three years to specialise in History at degree level (and even then you may take an elective module in something else). Some unis actually frown on having A Levels that are very similar because it doesn’t demonstrate that you are a well rounded individual. I’m not saying go and study Physics or something, but a little bit of variety would probably look better on a CV, particularly for teaching. You said you may consider English Language which seems like a good choice to me. Have you considered Geography? It complements History very well, and it would stand you in good stead if you decide to become a Humanities teacher.

My advice:
Google a few unis and their entry requirements for History degrees.
Keep your options open in case you decide teaching isn’t for you.
Consider a slightly less History based A Level as one of your options.
As exactly said from my careers adviser
i will take your advice onboard!

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no need for that
Please explain why their is no need for having manners?
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Please explain why their is no need for having manners?
You just sounded a bit angry ngl
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You just sounded a bit angry ngl
oh ok sorry for the misonception
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oh ok sorry for the misonception
I'm sorry as well
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(Original post by JRimmer27)
currently placed down my A levels for:
Ancient history
Classical civilization
Modern history

much appreciate if you can help tell me and educate me upon qualification requirements for becoming a history teacher.

NOTE: i may swap classical civilization for English LANG
If you were going to swap classical civilization, I would recommend you swapped to English Literature rather than LANG. More respectable especially if you want to do a History degree.
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