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Getting a job with Subject Knowledge Enhancement Course vs Degree

Discussion in 'Geography' started by harryb90, Aug 23, 2019.

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  1. harryb90

    harryb90 New commenter

    Hi everybody.

    I graduated with a 2.1 Law degree in 2011. Afterwards I went to China to teach English as a foreign language and found that I really enjoy teaching and think it could be my permanent career.

    I’m considering doing a subject knowledge enhancement course in geography (which I studied at a-level) and applying for a secondary geography pgce.

    My concern is that while this may get me onto the course would I struggle to find a job afterwards? Would I be at a massive disadvantage compared to those who studied the subject at degree level?

    If this were to be the case I’d consider primary teaching but I think secondary would be my first choice.

    Thanks in advance for any help/advice.

    Harry
     
  2. Tuesday2015

    Tuesday2015 New commenter

    Hi Harry, you could put this on the geography forum to get a wider audience?
     
  3. harryb90

    harryb90 New commenter

    Sure. My first post and so wasn’t quite sure where to put it. Thanks
     
  4. freckle06

    freckle06 Lead commenter

    You are in geography - so I'm confused.

    Geography is a secondary shortage subject so if you are wiling to develop your knowledge (admit what you don't know and work on it) I don't think it's a problem. No Geography graduate has perfect knowledge and they have to constantly stay ahead of the pupils. The GCSE we teach has made me extend my knowledge further, which is no bad thing. It'll be how you get on in placements and what your reference says that'll get you a job.

    Good luck with it. If you love Geography and can get that across to the pupils, you shouldn't have too many problems.
     

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