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    I'm just going into my final year studying law at kings college, and have decided a career in law is definitely not for me..I really want to go into teaching secondary/6th form english or history (I have A in both at A level), and wondered the best way for me to go about it as my understanding is that 50% of your degree must be in the subject you want to teach?

    Any advice would be great thanks
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    (Original post by elliedoll)
    I'm just going into my final year studying law at kings college, and have decided a career in law is definitely not for me..I really want to go into teaching secondary/6th form english or history (I have A in both at A level), and wondered the best way for me to go about it as my understanding is that 50% of your degree must be in the subject you want to teach?

    Any advice would be great thanks
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    thanks very much, that's really helpful!!
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    Hi, I am in a very similar situation, can you advise how you got on? I would really like to do history teaching, following my undergrad in law
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    (Original post by elliedoll)
    I'm just going into my final year studying law at kings college, and have decided a career in law is definitely not for me..I really want to go into teaching secondary/6th form english or history (I have A in both at A level), and wondered the best way for me to go about it as my understanding is that 50% of your degree must be in the subject you want to teach?

    Any advice would be great thanks
    English is now a shortage subject, so I think you'd have more luck pursuing that route- Teach First is one entry route that is more open to people teaching outside of their degree subject than the traditional PGCE route.

    You could also complete a PGCE in citizenship, I believe, with a law degree, which would enable you to get employment in a school. Once in a school, you may be able to teach other subjects, and once you have a proven track record in this subject, it's easier to get a job as a teacher of English/history.

    There's not an easy/obvious route in, but those are two possible options.
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    (Original post by SarcAndSpark)
    English is now a shortage subject, so I think you'd have more luck pursuing that route- Teach First is one entry route that is more open to people teaching outside of their degree subject than the traditional PGCE route.

    You could also complete a PGCE in citizenship, I believe, with a law degree, which would enable you to get employment in a school. Once in a school, you may be able to teach other subjects, and once you have a proven track record in this subject, it's easier to get a job as a teacher of English/history.

    There's not an easy/obvious route in, but those are two possible options.
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