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Aspiring Maths Teacher

Hi!

So, I have a BA Education, I am currently enrolled on a MA (Education). I have decided I would love to go on to teach Maths (it was always my favourite subject in school)
I just wondered, will I need a maths qualification?
I haven’t actually done a maths qualification since GCSE.
I have heard of SKE courses, which I would happily take part in, but would I be accepted onto a PGCE (Secondary Maths) without already having some sort of Maths qualification first?
Would I need to achieve an A Level in Maths first?
I didnt do A Levels, I opted for an Access course (as a mature student) we didn’t get to pick our subjects or I’d have chosen Maths anyway!

Any advice would be appreciated!
Thank you! ☺️
Original post by Smyers93
Hi!

So, I have a BA Education, I am currently enrolled on a MA (Education). I have decided I would love to go on to teach Maths (it was always my favourite subject in school)
I just wondered, will I need a maths qualification?
I haven’t actually done a maths qualification since GCSE.
I have heard of SKE courses, which I would happily take part in, but would I be accepted onto a PGCE (Secondary Maths) without already having some sort of Maths qualification first?
Would I need to achieve an A Level in Maths first?
I didnt do A Levels, I opted for an Access course (as a mature student) we didn’t get to pick our subjects or I’d have chosen Maths anyway!

Any advice would be appreciated!
Thank you! ☺️

SKE would usually be for people that have an A-level in maths, but an unrelated or loosely related degree. You should definitely look into getting an A-level if you wish to become a maths teacher (or an equivalent Level 3 qualification), as most training providers will want this.

Even if you find a training course that accepts you without an A-level, you may find applying for your first job as a teacher quite challenging, as many schools will want you to have an A-level or relevant degree.

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