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Biology SCITT - percentage of other sciences taught?

Discussion in 'Science' started by iamloz1, May 19, 2020.

  1. iamloz1

    iamloz1 New commenter

    Hello, I am starting a biology SCITT in September and wondered what percentage of others sciences I would need to teach? After my training year as well, when I apply for Biology NQT jobs, would I also be expected to teach chemistry and physics? What age ranges? I just want to ensure I am fully prepared and up to speed on all the sciences and required knowledge! Thank you.
  2. Skeoch

    Skeoch Star commenter

    Highly likely to be expected to teach all three. Biologists are easier to find than chemists, and physicists aeem to be about as common as unicorns. Many schools teaching the combined science to GCSE will expect teachers to teach the whole course; others will divide up the three disciplines. In KS3 mostly it's taught as one subject so you'll cover everything.
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  3. iamloz1

    iamloz1 New commenter

    Thank you for your reply and letting me know. KS3 is totally fine and I remember myself having to learn all three together, so that's completely fine. I have seen a couple of job postings which say biology only for gcse/A level but some which hint at you having to do all three sciences. Chemistry is fine at gcse and to be honest, I could also do physics - it is not my favourite and I wouldn't be the best at it. As I haven't started yet, I will continue with my focus on biology (to prep for september) and can expand into chemistry and physics more widely as I gain more experience - to save getting too overwhelmed by content.
  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    It depends on the school, but as Skeoch says, many schools seem to have "science" for years 7-9. Most schools probably have more specialist teaching for GCSE, but it depends on the balance of staff and the needs of the kids.

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