So, I think that my question and situation may be unique.
Has anyone got any experience of gaining a teacher training place in a subject that isn’t what their degree is in?
My degree is English language and literature. When I applied to university, I was between choosing English or maths, picking the former. My passion and aim was always to teach in high schools, for various reasons, but the main is that it is my passion to teach and to help children. I love both subjects and very confident in both.
I don’t have the A level in maths, however, I did a foundation year at university prior to moving on to my full degree. My understanding is that foundation years are equivalent to A level and within the foundation year I had a maths module. I did extremely well in this module, actually getting a higher grade in this than any of my other modules, including English!
Now I am deciding which route to choose for my ITT.
I am wondering if a foundation year and the study of maths in this, would be enough, alongside a SKE, to be accepted.
Also, if I was able to be accepted and completed my PGCE and QTS, would I in the future be able to teach English? As my understanding is that your QTS is just that, not QTS in the subject.
Any help would be appreciated.