Just wondering what everyone else's thoughts on this are? In the state sector there seem to be increasing demands to teach outside of specialism, even to higher tier GCSE. More and more candidates appear who say they can teach all sorts of things in addition to their degree (often with no A-levels in these subjects either). I am a chemist through and through (degree, PhD and time in industry) and have taught all sorts of things in my career so far, maths, geography, applied science, general science etc but most of these have been foundation tier or up to about grade B GCSE. This year I taught chemistry and physics to the same group for higher tier GCSE and I felt sorry for them. They got me at my very best teaching them chemistry and got a second rate version of me teaching them physics. I could get them through the exam but I doubt I inspired anyone to take physics post-16! I don't mind teaching general science at KS3 or foundation GCSE but I feel a fraud at hier tier. So do you think there is a future for science specialisms or will we all become 'general science' teachers? Will the emphasis on triple science and the potential decline of BTec/Applied Science due to performance indicators mean a revival for specialist teaching?