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A second subject when on PGCE

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by Mackem85, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Mackem85

    Mackem85 New commenter

    I am starting a SCITT in Health and Social Care in September, however I was wondering if it is possible to ask to be able to teach a second subject such as sociology, psychology or public services. I was wondering how plausible, and realistic, this may be?
  2. Possible, depending on your school. But any teaching outside of your specialist subject should be kept to a minimum, as you need to pass QTS standards and it's tough enough in the subject you know best.
    When you get a job, it's quite possible you will have a chance to teach other subjects, depending on the school's need and your competence, but again in your NQT year you want to keep that to a minimum in order to concentrate on passing your induction.
  3. Mackem85

    Mackem85 New commenter

    Health and social care is also taught at A-level. The SCITT itself is for the 14-19 age range, so GCSE and A-level. I thought I may end up with PSHE and/or citizenship. As I have an A-level in Sociology, I was hoping I may be able to get involved teaching this subject. I can ask, they can only say no!

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