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Dear Charlie and Others - A-Levels for Teaching?

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by ProspectiveTeacher100, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Hiya All

    Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this.

    In the future, I would love to become a secondary history teacher as I have a passion for the subject which I want to give to other young people. However, I will soon be asked to submit my college application and I was just wondering if they is any specific A-Levels I should take which would help me when applying for PGCE etc.

    I was thinking of doing:

    • History (Obviously)
    • English Literature
    • Government and Politics
    • Philosophy and Ethics
    Are these good choices or could I choose something better?

    Thanks for taking the time to read this!

  2. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    Teaching has a high drop out rate. I would also consider what would be good for an alternative career.
  3. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    You should choose A levels in subjects that interest you, because then you will find it easier to study well and get the best grades you can. Good grades will open the doors to a good university, and a good university will offer you a chance of getting a good degree - which is much more important to PGCE providers than A levels.
  4. PaulDG

    PaulDG Occasional commenter

    Just to echo what the others have said, get a good degree first and then consider if you still want to go into teaching.

    Over half of those going into teaching are no longer teaching after 5 years. You must plan to have a second career.

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