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Is it easier to get a job as a biology or chemistry teacher?

Discussion in 'Science' started by tm2383, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. tm2383

    tm2383 New commenter

    I have worked in Northern Ireland as a supply teacher for several years as there are few permanent jobs here. I have taught all sciences to GCSE and some A Level Biology and Chemistry. I am thinking of making a move to England for September. My degree is in Molecular Science which has a good mix of biology and chemistry modules, so I could apply for jobs in either field. I thought it would be easier to get job as a chemistry teacher, but I read recently that there was now a problem recruiting biology teachers. Which science would have the least competition for jobs? I actually prefer teaching biology. Thanks.
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Flexibility is the best of all.

    Apply for either, saying that you can also teach successfully the other up to A level

    Best wishes


    P.S. have you seen all the application advice in the Professional Advice Hub in the Jobseekers Forum?

    phlogiston and msuxg like this.
  3. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Decide where you might want to live and apply for jobs in either specialism, then you get more chance of living where you choose.

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