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Changing from Primary teaching to Secondary Geography

Discussion in 'Geography' started by chickpea747, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. chickpea747

    chickpea747 New commenter

    Hello, I am looking for some information please. I am currently a primary teacher and I have seen a part time job advertised teaching geography that I like the look of. I have taught older students before as I started working in secondary and have also worked in FE, however this was teaching ICT and Travel and Tourism!
    I have been making enquiries as to whether there are any courses I could attend to gain the subject knowledge I would need but there doesn't seem to be any - unless I'm looking in the wrong places! I've looked through the course spec and feel I have the knowledge to teach with the necessary research. Can anyone offer any advice? Is it worth approaching the school? I know of other people that have moved up from primary to secondary and down to primary so I know it's not unheard of.
    Opinions would be much appreciated.
    Thanks for reading!
  2. freckle06

    freckle06 Lead commenter

    I don’t know of any courses but geography teachers are in demand. Apply and put your case forward. Just be warned the new gcse is like A level so the jump is enormous. But if you’re willing to read around and deepen your knowledge go for it. A lot of job hunting is whether you ‘fit’. I’d be happy to take a hard working enthusiastic primary specialist if I knew they’d catch up what they didn’t know. Good luck.
  3. chickpea747

    chickpea747 New commenter

    Thank you for your reply. I think I will go for it.
    freckle06 likes this.

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