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No A-level experience

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by yozza, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Ive finally had enough, and i am going to tell work that i will be applying to work abroad.I'm in my 4th year as a science teacher in a comp in England, and I am an assistant head of house ( only just, which im sure wont go down too well).
    My question is this, we dont have a 6th form, and as such i dont have any experience, apart from on my PGCE, of teaching A level. How much will this affect applications abroad?
    i know it would count against me heavily here, but is it more relaxed abroad? Should i concentrate on trying to find non A level teaching jobs first, or is it still worth a go at applying? And, how many non A-level teaching jobs are there at internatioonal school?

  2. and let me ask another question while im at it.

    do you have a PGCE certificate? im sure i never got one? maybe i did.....
  3. Karvol

    Karvol Occasional commenter

    A science teacher? That's good ( preferably physics or chemistry )
    Can teach General Science? Even better.
    No A Level experience? Not good, as most schools want someone who can teach to that level. Give it a shot anyway.
    No PGCE certificate? Big problem as you will need proof of qualifications. Get in touch with your uni and get a replacement.
    Essentially you will have to apply to schools as an A Level teacher. What they may do is just give you one A Level class to begin with to see if you can cope. If it goes well then you will be fine.
    Good luck.
  4. David Getling

    David Getling Lead commenter

    If I recall, there's currently a position for a maths/science teacher being advertised in Munich, and I get the impression that the teaching is only up to Y11, so this might suit you perfectly. Munich is somewhere I would love to live, but I'm absolutely insistent on teaching Y12/Y13 maths - and preferably only maths.
  5. Appreciate the replies.

    You'll be delighted to know that i have found my PGCE certificate!....


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