(Music Teacher) Is this good enough for someone without a levels to get accepted?

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Hi, I'm 22 and currently thinking about applying for a music teacher position.
I have:
- 10 GCSEs including an A* in music
- ABRSM grade 8 in piano (Distinction)
- DipAbrsm in piano (Distinction)
- ABRSM grade 8 theory (Merit)
- ABRSM grade 8 cello ( Distinction)
- ABRSM grade 6 guitar (Distinction)
- BA Music from Open University
- will also have a PGCE in Music (NQT status)

For experience,
I have:
- Multiple school concerts
- 5 years of tutoring experience in Piano and theory

I was studying 3 a levels at 17 but due to severe health issues at the time I couldn't complete them , hence the open university degree. Do you think this is good enough to apply with or would I need to gain a levels?
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi, I'm 22 and currently thinking about applying for a music teacher position.
I have:
- 10 GCSEs including an A* in music
- ABRSM grade 8 in piano (Distinction)
- DipAbrsm in piano (Distinction)
- ABRSM grade 8 theory (Merit)
- ABRSM grade 8 cello ( Distinction)
- ABRSM grade 6 guitar (Distinction)
- BA Music from Open University
- will also have a PGCE in Music (NQT status)

For experience,
I have:
- Multiple school concerts
- 5 years of tutoring experience in Piano and theory

I was studying 3 a levels at 17 but due to severe health issues at the time I couldn't complete them , hence the open university degree. Do you think this is good enough to apply with or would I need to gain a levels?
You've been accepted for a PGCE so they must think you have enough qualifications.
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OMG you sound like an amazingly qualified and experienced person - usually can add this in any additional comments - a school would be stupid to judge someone on a levels taken years ago, with experience and qualifications this good.

Best of luck
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(Original post by Muttley79)
You've been accepted for a PGCE so they must think you have enough qualifications.
Ah, sorry the way I worded it made it sound like i'm doing the PGCE right now but what I meant was that i'm planning to apply for a PGCE.
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(Original post by BlueIndigoViolet)
OMG you sound like an amazingly qualified and experienced person - usually can add this in any additional comments - a school would be stupid to judge someone on a levels taken years ago, with experience and qualifications this good.

Best of luck
Thank you, it's relieving to hear that
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Ah, sorry the way I worded it made it sound like i'm doing the PGCE right now but what I meant was that i'm planning to apply for a PGCE.
They will not accept you on the course if they don't think you have the 'right' qualifications. Have you asked any PGCE providers or looked at https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/ for advice?
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They will not accept you on the course if they don't think you have the 'right' qualifications. Have you asked any PGCE providers or looked at https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/ for advice?
From what I've seen so far, for a PGCE you need GCSE maths and english at 4/C and a degree. What I'm concerned about is that if a degree is required then naturally A levles would be expected, as they are needed for every university except Open. My assumption could be wrong. I'll most likely call them tomorrow and ask - I jus thought i'll ask on here beforehand just incase anyone has already recived professional advice. Thannks anyways
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