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Do I need a science A-level, apart from Biology, to get onto a PGCE Biology course?
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Probably not, but it would probably make your portfolio, that much better!!
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Probably not, but it would probably make your portfolio, that much better!!
I have Maths a level tho !
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Do I need a science A-level, apart from Biology, to get onto a PGCE Biology course?
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Entry requirements for Teacher Training courses include a degree and GCSEs in Eng/Maths for secondary teaching and in addition, science for Primary teaching. A-Levels are not a requirement typically, but if you have a degree that does not directly relate to the subject of which you'd like to teach, then perhaps A-Levels can play a part.

If you have other questions regarding the eligibility criteria of a teacher training course, please contact the Get into Teaching Information service here - 0800 389 2500 or here. You may like to be supported by a fully qualified teacher who is also expert in the application process for teacher training.

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Do I need a science A-level, apart from Biology, to get onto a PGCE Biology course?
I wouldn’t say so. I have 2 science A levels. However, I would say a decent degree in a biology subject or a subject 50% or more biology based will be more their worry.
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I wouldn’t say so. I have 2 science A levels. However, I would say a decent degree in a biology subject or a subject 50% or more biology based will be more their worry.
Does maths count as a science a level
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Entry requirements for Teacher Training courses include a degree and GCSEs in Eng/Maths for secondary teaching and in addition, science for Primary teaching. A-Levels are not a requirement typically, but if you have a degree that does not directly relate to the subject of which you'd like to teach, then perhaps A-Levels can play a part.

If you have other questions regarding the eligibility criteria of a teacher training course, please contact the Get into Teaching Information service here - 0800 389 2500 or here. You may like to be supported by a fully qualified teacher who is also expert in the application process for teacher training.

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Is Biological Sciences directly related to Biology
If the last time you studied any biology was at GCSE, then you're obviously going to have to do a lot of work if you want to teach it at secondary: whether that is as part of your university course or an A level knowledge supplemented by a SKE (look it up).
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If the last time you studied any biology was at GCSE, then you're obviously going to have to do a lot of work if you want to teach it at secondary: whether that is as part of your university course or an A level knowledge supplemented by a SKE (look it up).
No I meant biological sciences undergraduate degree
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Yes, Biological Sciences would be directly related to Biology. Perhaps there is elements of Chemistry too, but I'd need to see your degree content to ascertain that.

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Yes, Biological Sciences would be directly related to Biology. Perhaps there is elements of Chemistry too, but I'd need to see your degree content to ascertain that.

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Do my a levels matter once I have a degree in this?
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Do my a levels matter once I have a degree in this?
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No, as the course entry requirements are only a good GCSE in Eng/Maths and a degree.

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No, as the course entry requirements are only a good GCSE in Eng/Maths and a degree.

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No, as the course entry requirements are only a good GCSE in Eng/Maths and a degree.

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Sorry, but as for Biology, we have to do PGCE Science with Biology. Is the requirements still the same?
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Sorry, but as for Biology, we have to do PGCE Science with Biology. Is the requirements still the same?
Hello randomquestion

Certainly in most schools, Biologists are ask to teach some Chemistry and Physics. Typically, a teacher training course that awards QTS and a PGCE, would offer you opportunities to practice teaching all of these disciplines of science. Some schools will become more specialist in KS 4 or 5, but it will depend on their staffing.

Irrespective of what you've like to teach, you need to meet the entry requirements of GCSEs in Eng/Maths (secondary) Eng/Maths/Science (Primary) and a degree, so the requirements are the same.

Do you have a Teacher Training Adviser from Get into Teaching? They would be able to coach you through this on a 1-2-1 basis and avoid any mis-understanding.

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Hello randomquestion

Certainly in most schools, Biologists are ask to teach some Chemistry and Physics. Typically, a teacher training course that awards QTS and a PGCE, would offer you opportunities to practice teaching all of these disciplines of science. Some schools will become more specialist in KS 4 or 5, but it will depend on their staffing.

Irrespective of what you've like to teach, you need to meet the entry requirements of GCSEs in Eng/Maths (secondary) Eng/Maths/Science (Primary) and a degree, so the requirements are the same.

Do you have a Teacher Training Adviser from Get into Teaching? They would be able to coach you through this on a 1-2-1 basis and avoid any mis-understanding.

Jane
So does not having an extra science a level put me at any disadvantage of getting into the course?
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So does not having an extra science a level and put me at any disadvantage of getting into the course?
No, not at all!
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No, not at all!
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No, not at all!
Thank you, I shouldn't worry at all then, If I don’t have an extra science a level ? Just to make sure
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Thank you, I shouldn't worry at all then, If I don’t have an extra science a level ? Just to make sure
You were told that like 10 times...
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