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Considering becoming a PE teacher. What's the reality? pro's and con's
You need a second subject really - what would yours be?
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You need a second subject really - what would yours be?
I attended a school direct PGCE interview and they didn't mention anything about a second subject. They were just bothered about PE and my knowledge in this area. If that's what's required now I really don't think it would be for me...
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I attended a school direct PGCE interview and they didn't mention anything about a second subject. They were just bothered about PE and my knowledge in this area. If that's what's required now I really don't think it would be for me...
I wouldn't advise not having a second subject - most PE teachers have this nowadays and it's a definite plus for getting a job. It wouldn't be a lot but one class of Y7 'something' - what happens when you are no longer fit enough to teach PE?

It's worth looking at other routes into teaching too.
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I wouldn't advise not having a second subject - most PE teachers have this nowadays and it's a definite plus for getting a job. It wouldn't be a lot but one class of Y7 'something' - what happens when you are no longer fit enough to teach PE?

It's worth looking at other routes into teaching too.
You make valid points. In your opinion what are the best routes into teaching?
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You make valid points. In your opinion what are the best routes into teaching?
A proper PGCE with QTS is the best route in my opinion - I speak as a Senior Leader who is involved in recruitment and mentoring of new staff.
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A proper PGCE with QTS is the best route in my opinion - I speak as a Senior Leader who is involved in recruitment and mentoring of new staff.
The one I've been offered is a school direct secondary PE with QTS. What do you mean by proper PGCE?
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The one I've been offered is a school direct secondary PE with QTS. What do you mean by proper PGCE?
A course run by a university with school placements.
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A course run by a university with school placements.
Ah ok I understand, thanks I will look into this. When you mentioned previously about the second subject how would I go about doing this, do I need particular qualifications in a second subject or would I need to pass a subject knowledge test?
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Ah ok I understand, thanks I will look into this. When you mentioned previously about the second subject how would I go about doing this, do I need particular qualifications in a second subject or would I need to pass a subject knowledge test?
It's usually a subject you have an A level in ... you'd only teach it in KS3.
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It's usually a subject you have an A level in ... you'd only teach it in KS3.
Thanks for the info I really appreciate it! Many thanks
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Considering becoming a PE teacher. What's the reality? pro's and con's
just be cautious of those 'popular' kids because they'll most likely skip lessons, show attitude and think they're the best because we have loads of people like that in my school
also if you're a guy then girls might call you a pedophile (don't ask me why, they say it to all male pe teachers) so just watch out yk

but from what i can see teaching pe is really fun and worthwhile if your students are willing to learn
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Hi r9r5

I used to be a PE teacher and my first year I taught 3 hours of Maths alongside my PE hours. I only had a strong GCSE in this and that was fine, as you should only get a low set in Key Stage 3, as this is not your specialist area. You'll also get support from the department to, like resources/curriculum/lessons etc etc.

I always advise PE candidates to look at offering a second subject alongside PE, due to the competitive nature of the subject and the limited number of PE jobs available. More and more schools the PE staff teach another subject, so this makes you much more employable going into Job interviews, if you can offer a second subject. Have a think which you would consider. Core subjects are always a plus, but you need to have some interest as you will obviously be teaching this.

A good way to go about getting experience in another subject is speaking to your training provider when you apply about this, or even your school mentor on your teaching placements, and ask them if you can get some experience in the subject you have chosen, as well as obviously many hours in PE.

Hope this helps.
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