How do I become a Psychology teacher with a pgce primary qualification?

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Im currently doing a pgce primary course but my ambitions are to be a primary school teacher for like 3-5 years and then become a psychology teacher for secondary and sixth form/college pupils.

I have a degree in Education Studies
I did Psych at A- level and got an A

would I need to do a masters?
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Hi,
I'm currently helping teach an access to psychology for a college as my placement on a level 5 diploma in education and training.
As far as I know, to be able to teach, you need one level higher qualification in the subject you intend to teach.
In my case I have a BSc (hons) social studies, so this qualifies me to teach the level 3 course that I'm currently doing.
Hope this helps.
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Once you have QTS, you can, in theory, apply for any teaching post available- it's up to the school if they'd want to hire you or not. It probably depends on how many applicants they have for the post and what qualifications they hold.

In some schools, it can help if you can also offer another subject either at A-level or further down the school. Do you hold any other A-levels in subjects commonly taught in secondary schools?
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(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
Once you have QTS, you can, in theory, apply for any teaching post available- it's up to the school if they'd want to hire you or not. It probably depends on how many applicants they have for the post and what qualifications they hold.

In some schools, it can help if you can also offer another subject either at A-level or further down the school. Do you hold any other A-levels in subjects commonly taught in secondary schools?
my other A-levels are sociology and law.
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my other A-levels are sociology and law.
Sociology could help as some posts are advertised for psychology/sociology.

I think all you can do is apply, and see what happens! It may help to do some tutoring of these subjects as well.
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(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
Sociology could help as some posts are advertised for psychology/sociology.

I think all you can do is apply, and see what happens! It may help to do some tutoring of these subjects as well.
thanks so much, I will. im so done with being a student . don't wanna come back to do a masters
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I’m doing a PGCE in Social Science and they say that if you have an A level or degree that is related, you can teach it. From my experience this is false. I have a degree in law and a masters in Criminology. I am currently on my first placement and teaching Health and Social Care - I do not have any a levels, gcse or anything in this yet I am teaching it. My college placement I will be expected to teach psychology too and yet I have no experience in this either. It is much more flexible than you think!
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