Hi I very much want to change my career. I've been in property too long and realise I should have gone into teaching a long time ago when I had the chance. However, I know now that I'd like to teach History at A level. I have a 2:1 in the subject but I didn't get a pass in Maths at school. Do I need to go back and get a GCSE or would this not be required for A level teaching? I realise that without Maths, I cannot go via the GTP or PGCE routes. I don't have experience in teaching either and would like to know how do I now go forwards at last to do what I really want to do? It's difficult to leave my current job completely due to my financial committments, however in order to gain some teaching experience I am willing to work part time if this is what I have to do. Should I just approach the local schools to ask if they would take me on in whatever capacity just to gain some experience? Is there any other way to achieve QTS? Many thanks.