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I have to apply to a sixth form of college by Christmas term. Gives me about 2 months. I want to do teaching when I’m older but want to know if a core subject like English would be a good choice to take and weather History A-Level will be hard for an expected grade 5 student. My options for GCSE were food tech, history, photography and iMedia. Which of them would be best to take for going on to becoming a teacher. Thanks!
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Ahhh, grade 5 is a bit too low for History.. are you willing to put in work?
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If you can bump that 5 up to at least a 6 then go for it
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If you can bump that 5 up to at least a 6 then go for it
I reckon if I put extra work in, I don’t slack in my work I try my best as I always have done I may be able to get the six mark. I’ve got mocks starting November 9th so I’ll find out then but do you reckon it’s good choice?
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Heyyy I’m in the same boat (aspiring teacher, choosing a-levels)
Do you know what sort of teacher you wanna be? Primary, secondary? Because if you want to specialise in a subject at secondary, you should definitely put that subject down for A-Level. If not, I’d recommend just taking subjects you enjoy, can’t go wrong with that! Perhaps a core subject like Maths or English would be good, but I don’t think it matters all that much.
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I have to apply to a sixth form of college by Christmas term. Gives me about 2 months. I want to do teaching when I’m older but want to know if a core subject like English would be a good choice to take and weather History A-Level will be hard for an expected grade 5 student. My options for GCSE were food tech, history, photography and iMedia. Which of them would be best to take for going on to becoming a teacher. Thanks!
Just take the ones you will enjoy the most and are also good at. You need a degree in any subject to be a teacher so just do what you love and would want to teach as that will make it easier to work hard and do well at A-levels.
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Heyyy I’m in the same boat (aspiring teacher, choosing a-levels)
Do you know what sort of teacher you wanna be? Primary, secondary? Because if you want to specialise in a subject at secondary, you should definitely put that subject down for A-Level. If not, I’d recommend just taking subjects you enjoy, can’t go wrong with that! Perhaps a core subject like Maths or English would be good, but I don’t think it matters all that much.
is teacher still your thing then ella:confused:
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is teacher still your thing then ella:confused:
Indeed
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Indeed
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Heyyy I’m in the same boat (aspiring teacher, choosing a-levels)
Do you know what sort of teacher you wanna be? Primary, secondary? Because if you want to specialise in a subject at secondary, you should definitely put that subject down for A-Level. If not, I’d recommend just taking subjects you enjoy, can’t go wrong with that! Perhaps a core subject like Maths or English would be good, but I don’t think it matters all that much.
I’m looking to be primary teacher and the subject I was looking at my main subject was history but heard there’s loads of content and can be quite hard so didn’t know if this was a good choice!
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Just take the ones you will enjoy the most and are also good at. You need a degree in any subject to be a teacher so just do what you love and would want to teach as that will make it easier to work hard and do well at A-levels.
Do I need a core subject to help or not, I can only take English because I do foundation maths and science as GCSE!
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I’m looking to be primary teacher and the subject I was looking at my main subject was history but heard there’s loads of content and can be quite hard so didn’t know if this was a good choice!
I think if you enjoy history, and that’s what you want you should 100% go for it!!
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I reckon if I put extra work in, I don’t slack in my work I try my best as I always have done I may be able to get the six mark. I’ve got mocks starting November 9th so I’ll find out then but do you reckon it’s good choice?
Yeah for sure, I know ppl who got 6 in maths and now predicted A*, do it’s definitely achievable
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Just work smart, not hard
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I reckon if I put extra work in, I don’t slack in my work I try my best as I always have done I may be able to get the six mark. I’ve got mocks starting November 9th so I’ll find out then but do you reckon it’s good choice?
Are you think of Primary or Secondary? If secondary then what do you want to teach?
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Are you think of Primary or Secondary? If secondary then what do you want to teach?
I’m thinking of primary school from about year 4 or 5
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I have to apply to a sixth form of college by Christmas term. Gives me about 2 months. I want to do teaching when I’m older but want to know if a core subject like English would be a good choice to take and weather History A-Level will be hard for an expected grade 5 student. My options for GCSE were food tech, history, photography and iMedia. Which of them would be best to take for going on to becoming a teacher. Thanks!
what's really nice about applying to sixth form is that most sixth forms allow you to change your mind on results day when you officially enroll. As well as this you usually have a period of about a month (most likely less than that) once school starts to swap and change subjects so you aren't totally bound to the subjects you applied with at the start. Personally I think to become a teacher you might want to check out psychology (although it can be hard it is very interesting and if you do enjoy it you will get a good grade) because it could give you information you might need to become a teacher such as things to do with memory and learning. Something very similar to that is sociology which I've heard is like applied psychology and is slightly easier but I don't take it so I cannot be sure. Other than that I think it's a completely open choice. You could go by your grades on results day and choose subjects you got highest in and enjoyed studying for. Core subjects like english maths history geography and sciences are a safe bet because they can be applied to many careers and degrees but it doesn't mean they're easy. A-levels are pretty hard so you're going to want to base your choices mainly on enjoyment because getting a 9 at GCSE level doesn't necessarily mean you'll get an A* at A-level. And it works the same for if you got a 5 at GCSE it doesn't mean you're going to get a C at A-level. It's a totally different experience and you might find you excel at a certain subject at A-level that you never thought you would. You can check out this website as I think it provides good information.

https://targetcareers.co.uk/career-s...o-be-a-teacher

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and...come-a-teacher
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I’m thinking of primary school from about year 4 or 5
Any three A levels would be OK. English or Maths would be useful but there's no specific A level required. You'll need certain GCSE grades though - look on here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov....school-teacher
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What about a level philosophy/religious studies or psychology as a third a level alongside the ones you want to do (English and History, I presume)? I am only just suggesting these two, make sure to choose ones you will be happy to study for two years Good luck!
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I’m thinking of primary school from about year 4 or 5
English might be a good choice then if you love it. As teaching English is a huge part of primary school maybe you could really help them with A-level English.
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