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Hey guys do you think I can be a health and social care sixth form teacher with a pgce in social science
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Hey guys do you think I can be a health and social care sixth form teacher with a pgce in social science
Possibly, yes. Health and social care is often not taught by a specialist.

However, health and social care alone will not fill a full timetable, so if you want to be able to teach full time, you'd need to offer another subject.
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Possibly, yes. Health and social care is often not taught by a specialist.

However, health and social care alone will not fill a full timetable, so if you want to be able to teach full time, you'd need to offer another subject.
Not necessarily. It depends on the school and it’s uptake. Also, if you take on additional leadership responsibilities, that will fill your timetable too
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I did HSC in college. From what i know, the teachers i had, had a full timetable made up of BTEC L2 and BTEC L3 classes.
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Not necessarily. It depends on the school and it’s uptake. Also, if you take on additional leadership responsibilities, that will fill your timetable too
In general, at secondary level, you'll be expected to teach for a few years at least before you can take on the type of leadership roles that come with extra PPA time.

You'd be looking at about 3 classes each year to fill a timetable. That would be unusual outside of a specialist post 16 college (who will usually employ specialists). A state secondary with that level of uptake wouldn't usually have all classes taught by one teacher, due to the problems caused if that teacher then had to take time off suddenly with e.g. sickness.

It's unlikely OP would find a full time ECT role just teaching health and social care as a non-specialist.
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I did HSC in college. From what i know, the teachers i had, had a full timetable made up of BTEC L2 and BTEC L3 classes.
Colleges are different, and they will usually look to employ specialists with experience in the industry.
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A state secondary with that level of uptake wouldn't usually have all classes taught by one teacher, due to the problems caused if that teacher then had to take time off suddenly with e.g. sickness.
I have never known a school to pre-empt sickness related staffing issues in the way you describe here. I agree that HSC teachers in schools usually would have a second subject, but that is because there aren’t usually enough HSC hours to fill a timetable and not because of sickness contingency planning.
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I have never known a school to pre-empt sickness related staffing issues in the way you describe here. I agree that HSC teachers in schools usually would have a second subject, but that is because there aren’t usually enough HSC hours to fill a timetable and not because of sickness contingency planning.
Standard for all level 3 subjects taught in all 3 schools I've been in. You'd never have a subject taught by just one person because of the problems it causes when they leave, doubly so if it is a popular subject. It may not be an even split, but there is always someone else who knows what is going on.
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Colleges are different, and they will usually look to employ specialists with experience in the industry.
Do you think PGCE social science is speciist experience
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Do you think PGCE social science is speciist experience
"experience in industry" is the key part of the post you have quoted- i.e. they will ideally want to employ someone who has worked in health or social care. This is not always the case, but it does make it harder to get a job like this at post-16.

It also depends what subjects you get experience teaching on your PGCE, as social science courses can vary widely.
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