Teach First Offered English Language? Rather than Religious EducationWatch
Was offered to teach English Secondary with Teach First but wanted to teach Religious Education as I have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for this. My degree is in anthropology which has few modules on religion but during the A Level covered a lot of religion. They said based on my A levels they would only be able to offer me to teach English Language. But surely based off of my degree in Anthropology it would make more sense to offer me Religous Education rather than English based off of A levels I completed in 2012???? Thoughts and advice please? Considering taking a year out to study Religion as an MA just so I can secure secondary teaching in this subject.. Could I try a Schools Direct route instead? or PGCE not with Teach First?
I'd say it comes down to this: if you definitely want to be teaching this September and don't mind what you're teaching, take the Teach First offer (though you'd initially struggle with subject knowledge, I suspect). If you're more invested in your choice of subject instead, then start enquiring about PGCEs for entry this September, but you'll have to show how your degree relates to it. I don't think an RE SKE exists so if it's clear that your degree isn't enough, an MA might not be a bad idea.