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Biology as 'good' as physics or chemistry

Discussion in 'Science' started by kritur, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Surely it depends on what your degree is in? Or are you planning on doing a conversion or subject knowledge enhancement?
    Job prospects are better for chemistry and physics as there are more biologists and general scientists around and there has been a historic under recruitment in these areas as well as an older profile amongst current teachers so more retirements etc. 'Soft' doesn't really come into it!
     
  2. viewing it purely from the amount of money the gov give you during your PGCE I'd go for Chemistry. You get £9000 for it as opposed to £6000 for Biology. after the training you can then go on to teach any science you want, but being Chem specialized will help you a bit more, due to the high number of biology specialists out there.
     
  3. Orion

    Orion New commenter

    Yes does seem an odd question. Maybe you should think about doing a job which you like with a degree before hand then moving into teaching to share your love of the subject.
    Not sure why anyone wants to actually be a teacher on purpose, maybe better by accident!
     

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